Senate on Tuesday at plenary passed a bill to give legal backing to the establishment of the Nigerian Army University, Biu in Borno State.
Chairman of the Committee on Nigerian Army, Sen. Ali Ndume said the passage of the bill followed a clause-by-clause consideration of the report of the committee.
Mr Ndume said the committee, while undertaking legislative work on the bill, took into consideration areas that are in conflict with other extant laws, those that have security implication and those that are ambiguous.
According to the lawmaker, the bill, if passed into law, will promote research and other means of advancement of knowledge and its application to military hardware and software, among others.
Meanwhile, the Senate also called on the Federal Ministry of Education to intensify its sensitization and advocacy programmes; and engage traditional and religious scholars on the plight of Almajiri.