Governor Abdulaziz Yari of Zamfara State on Monday announced that the state-owned university would commence admission of pioneer students in 2019.
Yari, who made the announcement at the presentation of the 2019 appropriation proposal, said the development followed the registration of the state university by the National Universities Commission.
The governor said that the state government regretted the fact that Zamfara was the only state of the federation that had no state university.
He revealed that the construction of the institution, which is situated in his home local government headquarters of Talata-Mafara, had now reached an appreciable level to prepare it for the pioneer students.
He announced that academic activities would soon commence with the 2019/2020 admitted students, adding that the process had begun.
He assured that the new intake would have nothing to fear, as the state government had put all necessary security measures to ensure safety in the institution.
The governor noted that since his party, the APC, won with a landslide at the just concluded general elections in the state, “there is no doubt that the incoming administration will continue with the good work.
Yari would now move to the National Assembly as the Senator-elect to represent Zamfara West at the Senate.
“I have the confidence and conviction that the governor-elect, Muktar Idris, will not disappoint us in taking our dear state to greater heights,” he said.
The governor had served as governor of the state for the past eight years, which is two-term from May 2011.