The charity organisation of the Chief Executive Officer ((CEO) of the BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, tagged ASRAfrica Initiative, has unveiled a plan to construct an N1.0billion international complex at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Anambra State.
The gesture was made known by the Chairman and founder of ASRAfrica Initiative, Alhaji Abdul Samad Rabiu, who was represented by a former Minister of Health, Dr Aliyu Idi Hong, during the unveiling of the prototype of the centre at the institution’s senate chamber.
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Alhaji Rabiu said ASRAfrica had set aside funds for intervention in the areas of education, health and social development in Nigeria and Africa in general.
“The initiative is a commitment of setting aside $100m yearly of which $50m is set aside specifically for Nigeria and the remaining $50m for the rest of African countries.
Speaking at the occasion, the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of the Governing Council of the university, Prof Sulyman Kuranga, said the project would serve as a reward to the entire students of the institution who had maintained peace and harmony on the campus over the years.
The Vice-Chancellor (VC) of the university, Prof Charles Esimone, said when completed the students’ complex would house students affairs unit, international students centre, career development centre, amphitheatre, SUG secretariat, among others.