A Nigerian Billionaire, Abdul Samad Rabiu has awarded a grant to Nnamdi Azikiwe University (UNIZIK) from its annual $100 million Africa Fund for social Development and Renewal of the Nigerian educational sector.

The Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative, ASR Africa, a non-profit organization, and brainchild of industrialist, philanthropist, and founder of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, on Friday, October 8, made public the construction of a huge Students’ Centre in Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra state.

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Rabiu said the project was borne out of the aspiration to contribute his quota to the growth and development of Nigeria and Africa.

It is believed that the project will go a long way to bridge the infrastructure deficit gap in education within Nigeria

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According to the founder who was represented by a former minister of health, Dr Aliyu Idi Hung.

“We have a commitment of setting aside $100 million annually of which $50 million is set aside specifically for Nigeria and the remaining $50m for the rest of Africa.

Speaking further he noted that:

“As part of what we have done so far, this is the last lap of the university intervention of N1 billion development grant to one institution in each geographical zone of the country.”

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