Monday, 1 February 2016


THE Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University,
Zaria, in Kaduna State, Professor Ibrahim Garba,
has said the Chairman of Dangote Group, Alhaji
Aliko Dangote, has pledged to build 10 student
hostels in the university.
Speaking at the 38th convocation ceremony of the
university in Zaria on Saturday,he disclosed that the
building of the hostels would address the problem of
hostel accommodation in the university.
According to him, ‘for the past 35 years, no hostel
had been built in the university, adding that the
university which had a student population of 40,000
students, could only give accommodation to only
The vice chancellor who lauded the former Minister
of Defence, Gen T.Y. Danjuma for donating N2bn for
the construction of faculty of sciences also
commended two former students of the university,
the former governor of Taraba State, Danbaba
Suntai for building a 260 seater lecture theatre for
pharmaceutical students at the cost of N300m and
an executive director in First Bank, Dauda Lawal for
building offices for staff of political science
department and donating a bus at the cost of
N135m .


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