The Nigerian Army University Biu in Borno state, will start operation in September, Tukur Buratai, chief of army staff (COAS), has said.
Buratai, made the disclosure shortly after receiving the certificate of occupancy from Kashim Shettima, governor of the state.
He also surveyed the site master plan for the university site.
Buratai said the army had already reached out to the National Universities Commission (NUC) to secure approval for the university.
He added that army engineers had also commenced construction work at the site and thanked the Borno government for the allocation of the land.
He said funding for the university project was captured in the 2017 budget and commended the federal government for its commitment to the take-off of the institution.
The army chief said the university was being designed as a unique and specialised institution that would serve as solutions center especially to specific challenges facing the Army and north-east.
Responding, Shettima said the state government would provide necessary support towards take off of the institution.
The governor expressed confidence that when fully operational, the university would be a reference point for other universities in Africa.
He noted that the institution would create employment and add to the revenue base of the state.