YBSG Donates N30 Million to ABU Alumni Association …As Gov. Gaidam Commends Institution’s Pre-eminence
H.E Gov. Governor Ibrahim Gaidam has commended the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria for the quality of its academic programmes, saying “its pre-eminence in teaching and research have stood the institution out among its peers not just in the country but also around the world”.
The governor spoke this afternoon when the National President of the ABU Alumni Association, Dr. Ahmad Tijjani Mora and other officials of the association paid courtesies on him at the Government House Damaturu.
“As an alumnus of the ABU myself, I can attest to its high standards of teaching and research. It is something the ABU has continued with consistency and excellence”, the governor said.
H.E Governor Gaidam recalled his days as an undergraduate at the ABU, observing that nothing other than a student’s ability to meet the rigors of learning could stand him or her out.
In response to request made by the Alumni Association for services it wants to render in the institution, the governor announced a donation of N30 million.
“We believe in the importance of education. This is why we are doing a lot here in Yobe State to rebuild our schools and help our students. This is a commitment we will continue to make. And it is in this spirit that we make this donation to assist the ABU Alumni Association undertake those services it intended for the students”, he said.
In his remarks, Dr. Mora lauded the strides that Governor Gaidam is making to improve people’s living conditions in the state.
He said the ABU is proud to have up to 12 of its alumni members who are now state governors, including Governor Ibrahim Gaidam.
“ABU is the biggest and largest of all Nigerian Universities presently”, he said.
Dr. Mora said that as part of the Alumni Association’s objective of ‘promoting the welfare, standards, and good name of the University’, the Association is touring different parts of the country to meet with alumni and seek partnerships and support.
He said the Association has different projects it is pursuing for the sake of uplifting the University, including plan to build a post-graduate hostel which is estimated to cost over N200 million.
“We also plan an intra-city bus shuttle service for students”, he said.
SOURCE: Yobe State Gov’t