The Federal Executive Council on Wednesday in Abuja approved the establishment of four new private universities in Kaduna, Oyo, Ogun and Osun States.
The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, confirmed this when he briefed State House correspondents at the end of the first meeting of the council in 2019.
The meeting was presided over by President Muhammadu Buhari.
According to the minister, the new universities are Greenfield University, Kaduna; Dominion University, Ibadan; Trinity University, Laloko in Ogun State; and Westland University in Iwo, Osun State.
Adamu said: “All the four have satisfied the criteria for the establishment of universities.
“They have submitted their academic briefs, their master plans and evidence of facilities after visitation by the National Universities Commission.
“They have satisfied all those requirements and they are being granted licences.”
The Minister of Power, Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola, who also addressed the correspondents, said the Council approved a National Public Building Maintenance Policy and Framework.
Fashola said the new policy institutionalised maintenance culture in the country.
He said some of the benefits of the policy would provide an inventory of government assets and job opportunities for Nigerians.
He said: “We have trained artisans at different levels but we have not created an economy for them to go and express themselves – tilers, bricklayers, plumbers, landscapers, fitters, etc.
“When they leave training schools, what do they do?
“They go and ride tricycles where there is no training school because there is an economy in tricycles – this is the answer