Aliko Dangote, the President and founder of Dangote Foundation, is about to establish a N200 billion world-class university in Abuja, the country’s capital.
According to various reports, the proposal has been delivered to the National Universities Commission, NUC. One of the former Executive Secretary of the NUC, Julius Okojie, who is currently 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.
Also, the CEO of the foundation, Zouera Yousouffou said the foundation was ready to make the dream a reality with the sum of N200 billion already placed down 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.