Al-Qalam University Katsina, has commended the Chairman, BUA Group, Alhaji Abdulsamad Rabiu, for granting a N250 million infrastructure development grant for the institution.
The University’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Nasiru Yauri, made the commendation in a statement he personally signed and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Sokoto on Monday.
According to Yauri, the grant, which was provided through the Abdulsamad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa), has a lot of impact toward addressing the infrastructure deficit in the tertiary institution.
“This gesture is of great importance to our education system and it will continue to benefit our educational system.
“Moreover, I want use this medium to appreciate ASR Africa’s support to Nigerian tertiary institutions as one of the biggest educational interventions by a non-government actor in Nigeria and the rest of Africa.
“The recently announced ASR Africa infrastructure development grant to 22 tertiary institutions in Nigeria amounted to a total of N5.5 billion,” he said.
The vice-chancellor expressed optimism that the ASR Africa grants would help to develop the capacity of tertiary institutions and empower them to make meaningful contributions to national development.
He called on the beneficiaries to reciprocate the invaluable gesture of the philanthropist by putting the grants to good use.