Dangote To Partner Kano State University on Agriculture
The Chancellor of Kano University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has promised to partner the university in the area of integrated agriculture.
Dangote said, already, he has directed the Dangote Academy to enter into dialogue with the authorities of the university with a view to collaborating in agricultural endeavours including sugar cane farming, fisheries, forestry management and poultry.
Speaking when he received the institution’s new Vice-Chancellor, Professor Shehu Alhaji Musa, Dangote said the move will enable youths to become self-employed in agriculture areas highlighted.
Alhaji Aliko Dangote directed the release of N100 million to the university, promising to construct an industrial borehole with reticulation in the university, provide a generator, recruit professors for the university, open channels of cooperation and collaborations between the university and other organisations, both within and outside Nigeria.
He also promised to help in the area of staff accommodation.
Presenting the new vice-chancellor, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman Governing Council of the university, Professor Abubakar Balarabe Mahmoud, said the new vice-chancellor is an agricultural economist and an academic of high repute who has done a lot for education.
Professor Mahmoud assured the chancellor of his determination to ensure the rapid development of the university through ensuring effective management and academic excellence.
Also speaking, the Vice-Chancellor Professor Shehu Alhaji Musa thanked Dangote for his interventions and commitment to the development of the university. Source: Daily Trust Newspaper