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Thursday, 24 August 2017

Dangote Earmarks N200 Billion To Establish University In Abuja

The President and originator of Dangote Foundation, Aliko Dangote, has put aside N200 billion to build up a world-class college in Abuja.

PREMIUM TIMES learnt that the proposition has since been conveyed to the National Universities Commission, NUC.

A previous Executive Secretary of the NUC, Julius Okojie, who is the administrator of the specialized group for the foundation of the college, said the establishment means to drive innovation and research in animating monetary development.

Mr Okojie, who drove his group to the present Executive Secretary of the commission, Abubakar Rasheed, said the proposed college is intended to be innovation driven and requested the participation and support of the NUC towards the acknowledgment of the objective.

As per a National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN, production, the group, joined by the Chief Executive Officer, CEO of the establishment, Zouera Yousouffou, unveiled that Mr. Dangote's want was to drift a one of a kind college of innovation with all the important framework and best employees from over the globe.

Mr. Rasheed, who praised the striking stride, guaranteed to offer all the required help for the accomplishment of the undertaking.

He, be that as it may, exhorted the group to reevaluate its arrangement of building up a college of innovation to 'a customary college running all projects yet with claim to fame in the territory of innovation.'

The official secretary, who underscored the upsides of the traditional college over the unique one, said with the endless effects on society by the business investor, the undertaking would be a win.

He requested that the group counsel generally and take a gander at the colleges in Nigeria and abroad with a view to making an exceptional college that would be diverse as far as quality in every one of its operations.

In her comments, Mrs. Yousouffou said the establishment was prepared to make the fantasy a reality with the entirety of N200 billion as of now reserved for the task.

She said the land was obtained and preparatory measures were set up for the home office of the college at the country's capital city of Abuja.

Mr. Dangote is a Nigerian uber business person cum tycoon, who possesses the Dangote Group, which has interests in assorted items.

The organization with enormous business limbs works basically in Nigeria yet has corporate interests in other African nations.

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