Dangote donates N1.2b structure to Bayero varsity
In his commitment to encourage entrepreneurship in the country, Nigeria’s business magnate, Aliko Dangote, is donating another N1.2 billion structure for running of business school in Bayero University, Kano (BUK).
The building which will be handed over to the university management formally this month is a state of the art edifice and will effectively mark the commencement of study of business in the institution and the first in the Northern part of Nigeria.
It would be recalled that Dangote is also building a similar business school in the University of Ibadan and would be commissioned anytime soon.
The Business Schools being undertaken by the Aliko Dangote Foundation, according to the President of Dangote Group is part of the efforts to build entrepreneurship in the sub-consciousness of Nigerian through education at the highest level.
He explained that the situation Nigeria has found itself necessitates revisiting school curriculums to reflect the new consciousness of entrepreneurship and manufacturing and efforts made to encourage study of business especially at the second level in the university.
When visited, the building which has been completed and awaiting commissioning, is a modern Business School within the premises of Bayero University, Kano. It comprises of auditoriums, lecture theatres, offices, classes, library, and complete electrical fittings and cooling system, amng others
Speaking on the gesture by the Africa’s richest man, the BUK Dean of Faculty of Dangote Business School, Professor Murtala Sagagi said that there was no Business School in Bayero University, Kano (BUK) until Dangote started the project.