A Christian denomination with roots in Adamawa State has flagged off the building of its own university.
The Lutheran Church of Christ in Nigeria (LCCN) commenced the construction of its Lutheran University Nigeria (LUN) on Friday, with Governor Ahmadu Fintiri given the honour to lay the foundation blocks.
The new university is designed to occupy 171 hectares of land in Demsa, headquarters of Demsa LGA of southern Adamawa where the church has its headquarters.
The institution is slated to commence academic activities with 15 programmes in three faculties in the first quarter of 2023.
Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Boss Mustapha, said during the foundation-laying ceremony that people should not focus on the erection of physical structures in tertiary institutions, but should do much in the area of equipping students with scriptures as well as social and entrepreneurial skills.
“I urge people to make it a point of duty to ensure the University becomes a reality. It should be where the right attitude to study and issues that have to do with the protection of human dignity and reconciliation will be fostered in the society,” Boss Mustapha said.
In his address, the Archbishop of the LCCN, Most Rev Musa Filibus said the university was established to make an impact on human capital development globally.
Filibus announced that the church has met the requirements for the establishment of the LUN, including the acquisition of a certificate of environmental impact assessment (EIA) and NUC declaration of intent form with a cash deposit of N200 million.
DAILY POST notes that the Lutheran University of Nigeria will be the fourth university to be located in Adamawa State, the first three being the Modibbo Adama University (MAU) Yola, Adamawa State University (ADSU) Mubi, and the America University of Nigeria (AUN) Yola.