To boost entrepreneurship in Nigeria through institutions, the Chief Executive Officer of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote has made N1.2bn donation for the operation of Business School in Bayero University, Kano.
A source disclosed that the Business School encompasses lecture halls, offices, classes, library, and many other components.
Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Murtala Sagagi, commended the donor.
“We have an ambition to have a business school and we could not go ahead with the project, because there was no befitting structure to accommodate the kind of dream we had; but with Dangote coming in about five years ago, that was when the university decided to say this is the time to have the business school.
The Dangote Business School is a great development and we hope that this business school will not only be seen as a Kano business school or northern business school because I can tell you about 40 per cent of our students are not from Kano and more than 22 per cent of our student are from the southern part of the country,” Sagagi said.
We also gathered that Dangote is building a similar business school in the University of Ibadan, Oyo state.
Again, it was stated that the business building would be formally handed over to the management of Bayero University, next month.