Nnamdi Azikiwe University receives N1bn Grant from BUA Group
The Founder and Executive Chairman of BUA Group, Abdulsamad Rabiu, has provided a grant of N1bn grant to the Nnamdi Azikiwe University for the construction of a student complex in the institution.
The company said in a statement that the university was the last of the six tertiary institutions to benefit from the ASRAfrica Tertiary Education Grant Scheme drawn from ASR Africa’s annual $100m Africa Fund for Social Development and Renewal.
The Director of Government Relations, BUA Group, Dr Aliyu Hong, said, “The annual ASR Africa Fund for Social Development and Renewal is an intervention initiative of the Abdul Samad Rabiu Initiative for Africa targeted at impactful and sustainable interventions in social development, health and education in Africa.
“All interventions fall within these three key areas. The grant is part of the efforts of the Chairman of the BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, to give back to the African continent.”
On his part, Managing Director, ASR Africa, Udoh Ubon, said the initiative was already in talks with the management of the university to ensure that the project would benefit the university community.
The Vice-Chancellor, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Prof. Charles Esimone, said ASR Africa Initiative had proposed to build a multipurpose student centre that would house the SUG complex, indoor facilities for students, acting theatre for students and other facilities.
NNAMDI AZIKIWE UNIVERSITY
Nnamdi Azikiwe University came into being as an offshoot of the defunct Anambra State University of Technology (ASUTECH). ASUTECH which was established through Law No. 7 of 30th July 1980 by the Government of the old Anambra operated as a multi-campus university, with campuses in Abakiliki, Enugu, Awka, and Nnewi.
In 1991, following the split of the old Anambra State into Anambra and Enugu States, the Awka and Nnewi campuses of the former ASUTECH were constituent into Nnamdi Azikiwe University by the Anambra State Edict No.5 of November 26, 1991. Nnamdi Azikiwe University was taken over by the Federal Government by Decree No. 34 of July 15, 1992
According to the institution, it is founded on the philosophy that knowledge should be propagated and disseminated to individuals without let or hindrance. Teaching and Research would be anchored on the needs of the Nigerian and International society generally. Dr. Nnamdi Azikiwe, after whom the University is named, stands out clearly in the history of University education in Nigeria and Africa in general. In the discharge of its mission, the University shall live up to the ideals of this renowned statesman, by making University education pragmatic, and using it to forge unity among the various communities in Nigeria and the International community.