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American University in Niger Rep. earmarks N1bn for permanent site


By Shehu Danjuma

Katsina  – The Management of Maryam Abacha American University says it will spend N1billion for the construction of structures at it permanent site.

Dr Adamu Gwarzo, the proprietor of the university made this known during the foundation laying ceremony of the University permanent site at Jiratawa village in Maradi, Niger Republic.

“The N1billion will be used for the construction of lecture theatre, classrooms, administrative block and laboratories in the university,’’ he said.

Gwarzo said that the management would provide state of art equipment in the institution, especially in the area of health science and technological studies.

“The management will provide all the infrastructural development at the permanent site in phases,’’ he said.

“The university pledges to lay solid foundation and contribute its quota in the educational sector with the aim of strengthening the existing relationship between Niger and Nigeria.

“The establishment of the university will boost socio-economic development of Niger Republic in general and the state of Maradi in particular,’’ he said.

A former first lady, Hajia Maryam Abacha, commended the management of the University for naming the institution after her.

Abacha said that the family of Abacha would continue to identify with the institution with a view to upgrading the standard of education in that country.

She said that during the regime of her late husband, her pet project assisted women to overcome poverty.

Earlier, the first lady of Niger Republic, Mrs Malika Mahamadou Issoufou, congratulated the founder of the Maryan Abacha University for setting up a university of such a standard.

She commended the institution for the giant strides recorded in structural and academic advancement within a short period of three years.

“This university, being the first English speaking University in the country will greatly compliment the broad and rich academic culture that already exists in Niger Republic.

“The goals of University education is well known, essentially as it includes the dissemination of knowledge, teaching, research, training and production of needed manpower for society,” she said.

Gwarzo is a Nigerian from Gwarzo Local Government area of Kano State, but chose to establish his University in Niger Republic in 2013.

It is the first English speaking University in Niger Republic and has over 3,000 students mostly from the Northern part of Nigeria.

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