Africa’s richest man, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has said that the N250 million University of Ibadan Business School will soon be ready for inauguration.
The business mogul is also constructing same type of project in the Bayero University Kano (BUK) and would be ready for hand over to the university management anytime from now.
The UI project being undertaken by the Aliko Dangote Foundation was a sequel to a pledge made by the business mogul last year during the convocation ceremony by the university when he was conferred honorary doctorate degree along with some other eminent Nigerians.
The University of Ibadan management later requested that the pledged funds be used to construct the building complex within the premises of the Business School under Professor Nike Oshofisan as the Director.
The university management has equally decided that the building, when completed, would be named ‘Aliko Dangote Complex’.
The Chief Executive of the Aliko Dangote Foundation, Zouera Youssoufou, explained that all efforts are being geared towards timely completion of the project saying “construction is currently on-going and the project will be delivered to the university in February 2018.”
This venture, is part of an N2 billion investment by the Aliko Dangote Foundation, across various institutions, in support of tertiary education in Nigeria.
Youssoufou stated that the projects are in line with the foundation’s mission to enhance opportunities for social change through strategic investments that improve health and well-being, promote quality education, and broaden economic empowerment opportunities.