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NASARAWA STATE UNIVERSITY, KEFFI, Was established under Nasarawa State Law No. 2 of 2001 (see 2.2) as passed by the State House of Assembly. The University came into existence under the visionary and dynamic administration of the Governor. (Dr) Abdullahi Adamu (Sarkin Yakin Keffi, Aare Obateru of the source, Ile-Ife) was the first democratically elected Governor of Nasarawa State.

The aim of establishing the University was, fundamentally, to provide an avenue for the indigenes of Nasarawa State to pursue and acquire a University education, which in the long run, will prepare the graduates and equip them with adequate skills needed for the development of the state and the country at large. Consequently, Governor Adamu was then “propelled by the burning desire to proffer solution to the subsisting problem of grave dearth in the supply of human endeavour that confronts our young state”.

Accordingly, the Nasarawa State Government organized an education summit on the desirability or otherwise of a State University. The educational conference came out with a conclusion that a Nasarawa State University is not only desirable but also timely. Furthermore, Governor Abdullahi Adamu had also, in the last quarter of 1999, set out a Technical Advisory Committee of experts on tertiary education to, among other things, advise Government on the feasibility or otherwise, as well as modus operandi for the setting up of a State University. Precisely the terms of reference given to the committee are:

  1. To establish appropriate links with the National Universities Commission and the Federal Ministry of Education to obtain guidelines on the establishment of Universities in the country;
  2. To identify the institutional structure for the take-off of the proposed State University, either as a multi-campus or a single campus University;
  3. To identify the initial infrastructural facilities required on the advised campus/campuses.
  4. To identify the immediate staffing requirements of the said University, both in terms of academic and non-academic staff.
  5. To determine the total financial outlay that may be required for the successful take-off of the University; and
  6. To make any recommendation(s) that are contingent on realizing this dream project.


To be a world-class Centre of excellence for the development of the individual and society.


To provide and promote qualitative, innovative and stimulating teaching, learning and research environment to enable individuals to develop their full potential for efficient, effective, dedicated and selfless service to the State, the Nation and Humanity.

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