Africa's richest man to build N200bn university in Abuja


 President and founder of Dangote
Foundation, Aliko Dangote is set to establish a
N200 billion world-class university in Abuja,
the country's capital.
According to reports, the proposal has been
delivered to the National Universities
Commission, NUC. A former Executive
Secretary of the NUC, Julius Okojie, who is
the chairman of the technical team for the
establishment of the university, said the
foundation intends to drive technology and
research in stimulating economic growth.
He also said the proposed university will be
technology-driven and asked for the
cooperation and support of the NUC towards
the realisation of the goal. According to a
National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN,
publication, Mr. Dangote’s desire was to float
a unique university of technology with all the
necessary infrastructure and best faculty
members from across the globe.
Also, the Chief Executive Officer, CEO of the
foundation, Zouera Yousouffou said the
foundation was ready to make the dream a
reality with the sum of N200 billion already
earmarked for the project. She said the land
was purchased and preliminary measures were
in place for the headquarters of the university
at the nation’s capital city of Abuja.

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