Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State, the Chief of Defence Staff, General Lucky Irabor, Alhaji Abdul Samad Isyaku Rabiu, Chairman, Bua group and other dignitaries, on Saturday, December 18, witnessed the laying of the foundation for Tukur Buratai Research Centre, Gora, Nasarawa State.
The foundation laying ceremony and fundraising for the Institute of Security and Strategic Studies & Peace and Conflict Resolution happened at the Tukur and Tukur Snakes Farm at Uke, Nasarawa State.
This is contained in a statement signed by Brigadier General Sani Kukasheka Usman, Ret’d and made available to newsmen.
According to the statement, governor Sule laid the foundation for the multi-million Naira Tukur Yusuf Buratai Research Centre, TBRC, and this has partly addressed the quest for modern and sustainable security research centres in the country.
In his speech, the Comrade Vice Chancellor of Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Professor Suleiman Bala Mohammed, noted that NSUK is accredited as one of the fastest-growing state universities in the country.
He added that the event marked a new stride in the trajectory of NSUK, apart from the introduction of the Faculty of Engineering and College of Medical Sciences.
The former Chief of Army Staff and Ambassador, Lt. General Tukur Buratai who was the host of the occasion remarked that the institute will further chart a new course for resolving security issues that confront the country at large.
The event had in attendance the Executive Governor of Nasarawa state, Abdullahi A Sule, the Chief of Defence Staff, Chief of Air Staff, Distinguished Senators Ali Ndume and Abdullahi Adamu, chairman of BUA Group, Emir of Keffi, HRH Dr. Shehu Chindo Yamusa III who was the royal father of the day, other royal and titleholders within and outside the state and other well-wishers.
The event also witnessed the presentation of award plaques to the guests and pledges and transfers, which amounted to N220,950,000 from well-wishers, guests and highly respected dignitaries who assembled at the venue.