23rd January, 2022
By Cecilia Ijuo
Professor Aliyu Shugaba, the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), said that Borno, particularly the state capital, Maiduguri is safe for learning.
The vice-chancellor made this known when he was featured on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja.
Shugaba advised prospective students not to entertain fears, saying the security situation in the state had improved significantly.
According to him, there was no doubt that Borno was badly hit by insurgent activities in the wake of it, normalcy had returned to a large extent.
He commended the Federal Government, security agencies and other stakeholders, who worked tirelessly to ensure that Borno, particularly Maiduguri, experienced peace once again.
“I know we have had our share of challenges as a state but the security situation has improved tremendously.
“With our resilience, our school now records the highest number of students in Nigeria and given that we have worked significantly on our infrastructure to accommodate the number.
“For instance, we have put up mega halls with 500 to 700 students capacity,” he said.
Furthermore, he disclosed that the school’s 2022 budget had allocations for expansion of classrooms, laboratories among others.