Sunday, 17 January 2016

Benue Assembly Faults Relocation Of Army Institute To Biu

The Benue House of Assembly has opposed the planned relocation of the Nigerian Army Institute of Technology and Environmental Studies (NAITES) from Makurdi to Biu in Borno State.

The assembly condemned the situation where recent chiefs of army staff (COAS), have tried to relocate the school to their home towns, citing the case of the former COAS, Gen Ihejirika to move the institute to Ovim, in Abia State and now the plan by the serving COAS, Gen Buratai to relocate the school to Biu, in Borno State.

The motion on the matter was moved by Mr Benjamin Nungwa (APC-Kwande-west). He lamented that the military high command was making arrangements to relocate the institute, which was established in the state 14 years ago.

The lawmaker noted that Benue indigenes have sacrificed both human and material resources to keep the country as one united entity through the civil war and insisted that the agrarian state deserved more compensation.

Ruling on the motion, the Speaker, Mr Terkimbi Ikyange, described the planned relocation as totally unacceptable and said that the assembly would vehemently oppose to the action.

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