Chairman of Dangote group of companies Aliko Dangote builds a well equipped furnished hostel for ABU in kaduna state at the cost of N1.2 billion
World richest black man, CEO and chairman of Dangote Group of companies Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has called for improved funding for tertiary education in Nigeria, as he contributes to the developments of education and schools in Nigeria, today he commissioned 360 rooms with a capacity of 2,160 bed hostel he built for Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria in Kaduna with the .
Dangote, who bagged the university’s Honorary Doctor of Letters at its 41st Convocation Ceremony on Saturday, said the 2,160 bed hostel was built at the cost of N1.2 billion.
He called on the private sector to bridge the gap of underfunding of universities, adding that the Federal Government alone cannot shoulder the entire burden of funding tertiary education due to competing needs of other sectors that also demand priority attention… whiles in our interview the people where happy about the gesture of the world richest black man but some people also commented saying the government as enough funding to equip the school and build more because most of the schools are now old and over populated whiles many also said if Dangote wasn’t rich to provide the gesture won’t the government do the right thing by helping to improving the system of education as Many said that the government as lots of funds to provide all this infrastructure and other amenities but the government is just corrupt and stealing funds and enriching their pockets only
in the statement made by aliko Dangote early hours of today, he calls for the intervention of the private sector to also help ensure that institutions of higher learning are positioned to produce graduates who can transform Nigeria, I strongly believe he said in his statement that the private sector must go beyond just the payment of 2 percent education levy and be ready to join hands with the state and federal governments in expanded funding for tertiary education in Nigeria,”