University of Maiduguri secures US$2.45m from ASR Africa for development purposes

NIGERIA – The Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa) has provided a N1 billion (US$2.45m) grant to the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) towards the development of a Centre for Innovation and Product Development at the institution’s Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (UM-CEED) Complex. The intervention was ASR Africa’s first cohort of Tertiary Education Grants Scheme. According to a statement, that the announcement was made during the presentation of the grant award by ASR Africa to the University management in Maiduguri. Speaking at the presentation, Aliyu Idi Hong, who represented the…

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University of Ibadan secures US$2.45m from ASR Africa

NIGERIA – Abdul Samad Rabiu, founder of BUA Group, has donated the sum of N1 billion (US$2.45m) to the University of Ibadan in Oyo state, through the Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa). The donation, which is part of the ASR Africa’s tertiary education grants scheme, comes weeks after a similar donation was made to the Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) in Zaria, Kaduna state, for the provision of accommodation facilities for students and a faculty building in the institution. In a statement on Rabiu, chairman of ASR Africa who…

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ASR Africa appoints Ubon Udoh as pioneer Managing Director/Chief Executive

NIGERIA – The Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa (ASR Africa) initiative has announced the appointment of Ubon Udoh, as its pioneer Managing Director/Chief Executive, aconsummate International Development and M&E expert, effective immediately. The ASR Africa Initiative, which is the brainchild of industrialist and Philanthropist, Abdul Samad Rabiu, was recently set up with an annual pledge of US$100 million dedicated to Health, Education and Social Development issues within the African continent – with Nigeria to benefit US$50million yearly and the rest of Africa, US$50miilion dollars in what is the largest private philanthropic…

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