Tinubu: We’ll boost research in varsities through provision of CNG


President Bola Tinubu says his administration intends to develop sustainable power to boost research in the nation’s universities through compressed natural gas (CNG).


Tinubu, who was represented by Tahir Mamman, minister of education, disclosed this on Saturday at the 38th Convocation of the Bayero University, Kano (BUK).

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CNG is natural gas that remains clear, odourless, and non-corrosive; serving as an alternative to petrol.


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It is compressed to the point where it is lighter than air — usually approximately one percent of its original volume.

The president said his administration is committed to promoting education and sustainable development in the country, and working towards revamping vocational centres.



Also speaking at the event, Senate President Godswill Akpabio congratulated the graduands and advised them to consider themselves leaders of tomorrow by making best use of their degrees.


Sagir Abbas, vice-chancellor of the university, said BUK will not relent in its resolve to improve its visibility on the global scene.

“We will continue to ensure quality and standard as well as improved facilities for enhanced teaching and research,” Abbas said.


“Be worthy ambassadors of BUK anywhere you find yourselves.”


Over 11,000 students from 18 faculties and the school of continuing education, were awarded degrees.


Akinwunmi Adesina, president of African Development Bank (ADB), and Barau Jibrin, deputy senate president, were awarded honorary doctorate degrees at the convocation.


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