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Varsity immortalises Aliyu’s mother, name road after her

By Kanayo Umeh, Abuja
09 December 2022   |   11:40 am
A private university based in the Federal Capital Territory, Philomath University, has named a road project within the university campus to immortalise the late mother of the FCT Minister of State, Hajiya Zainab Sidi Ali, for her contribution to the development of learning and humanity.

A private university based in the Federal Capital Territory, Philomath University, has named a road project within the university campus to immortalise the late mother of the FCT Minister of State, Hajiya Zainab Sidi Ali, for her contribution to the development of learning and humanity.

Speaking at the inauguration of the road project on Thursday in Abuja, the Founder and Pro-Chancellor of Philomath University, Barrister Collins Aimuan, said the board and management of the university decided to immortalise the late Zainab Sidi Ali, for stimulating learning among the less privileged in the society.

According to him; “The woman we are honouring today was a woman of God with impeccable humility and compassion. A woman who was fond of children, orphans, and the underprivileged in and around her community notably across her state.

“She paid a great price to ensure that the revenue she derived from her businesses was channelled and invested in the training of orphans, motherless babies picked from the gutters and the underprivileged in her community and beyond, to give them succour and education, just as she treated her children”.

Aimuan, therefore, used the occasion to call on the FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, to draw from the life disposition of her mother, and continue with the legacies she left behind.

In her response, the FCT Minister of State, Dr Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, who spoke on behalf of the family stated that with the inauguration of the road project, the university has achieved another milestone in community partnership and participation.

Aliyu, therefore, advocated for the establishment of functional partnerships for meaningful development, especially in the provision of rural infrastructures with a view to establishing smart objectives in community service.

The minister said; “I am aware that, the need for this road project arose from the Board chairman’s desire to immortalise my mother, who was noted for improving the well-being of the less privileged in our society.

“With this project, I can boldly and sincerely say that we are about to achieve another milestone in community partnership and participation.

“However, we must collectively understand the need to establish functional partnerships for meaningful development, especially in the provisions of rural infrastructures with a view to establishing smart objectives in community service.

“I have come to the realization that provisions of the rural road is not a cheap project, but requires huge resources in a cost-effective module.”

She informed her audience that the FCT Administration has within 3 years progressed towards revitalizing rural roads in satellite towns across the six area councils.

Aliyu, appreciated the board and management staff of the university for the project, stating that the road would no doubt improve the built environment.

The high point of the event was the presentation of the National Service award to the FCT Minister of State.