At inception, the University acquired on a permanent basis, the facilities of the former Government Teachers’ College, Bosso which now serves as the Bosso Campus of the University. It has undergone a tremendous. face-lift and wears a beautiful outlook befitting a modern university. The University acquired 10,650 hectares of land at Gidan-Kwano, along the Minna – Kataeregi – Bida Road as its permanent site, to cater for the inevitable expansion envisaged.

On Tuesday, June, 2nd 1992 the former President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida GCFR, fss, mni (rtd), performed the Sod Turning Ceremony to mark the commencement of projects on the main campus site. And since then work had started in earnest for the physical development of the Main Campus which in phase I consists of the School of Agriculture and Agricultural Technology (SAAT), School of Environmental Technology (SET), School of Engineering and Engineering Technology (SEET) Buildings, Students Hostels, Students Center, University Library, Senate Building, Staff houses, Computer Centre as well as the Industrial Development Centre.

The completion of students’ hostels, some staff houses, SET and SEET buildings facilitated the commencement of full academic activities in the Main Campus at the beginning of the 2004/2005 academic session. Meanwhile, SAAT which was temporarily occupying a part of the SEET Complex has been successfully completed and moved in 2009.

The Centre for Remedial and Extra-Mural Studies (CRES) is responsible for the coordination of all academic programmes not funded by the National Universities Commission (NUC). The remedial course is a one-year terminal programme specifically designed to equip candidates from catchment areas with an emphasis on Niger State, who are deficient in some basic science subjects and are unable to meet UME admission requirements. Admission into this programme is also extended to the other thirty-six states of the federation and FCT. On successful completion of the Remedial programme, students secure admission into the various degree programmes run by the University. Approval has also been given to the Centre to commence Diploma and Certificate programmes.

The University has established a linkage programme with the University of Namibia and the University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, Ghana. The Unversity has also signed a memorandum of understanding with The German Agency for Technical Cooperation (GTZ) and the National Poverty Eradication Programme (NAPEP).Nigeria. It is also a member of the Association of Commonwealth Universities and the Association of African Universities. It has also honoured some Distinguished Gentlemen and Achievers namely: Alhaji (Dr) Shehu Idris, CFR, the Emir of Zazzau; Alhaji (Dr) Ibrahim Dasuki. CFR, the former Sultan of Sokoto, late Alhaji (Dr) Abdulrahman Mora and Dr. Sam Nujoma, the former President of the Republic of Namibia, General Ibrahim Badamasi Babaginda (rtd), the former President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, Flight Lieutenant Jerry Rawlings (rtd), the former President of the Republic of Ghana, Prof. Jonathan Othman Ndagi, pioneer Vice-Chancellor, of the University and Mr. Raphael O.A. Shonekan, the pioneer Principal, Federal School of Medical Laboratory Technology, National Veterinary Research Institute, Vom. Others include Prince Olagunsoye Oyinlola, the Executive Governor of Osun State, Dr. Abubakar Olusola Saraki, the Waziri of Ilorin, Alhaji Ibrahim Aliyu the Sadauna Minna and Mr Alioune Badiane of the UN-Habitat, Nairobi – Kenya.