The lawmaker representing Benue South Senatorial District, Comrade Abba Moro, who made the disclosure during a Town Hall meeting with his constituents in Otukpo said the approval was given by the Federal Executive Council and the President.
He explained that the institution was part of the three approved by the former administration which were cancelled at the inception of the present administration, “but Mr President has graciously proved the establishment of the institution.
“Though a law establishing the institution has not been passed the more important thing that is holding it from taking off is the approval of the management team for the university.
“I am working closely with my colleagues and the Federal Ministry of Education to have management team in place in order to have the institution come on stream.”
Continuing Moro said: “we will recall that the bill for the establishment of the university was initiated by the former Senate President, Senator David Mark. It went through all the processes unfortunately it got caught up by time.