Varsity immortalises Aliyu’s mother, names road after her
A Private university based in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Philomath University, has named a road project within the university campus after the late mother of the FCT Minister of State, Hajiya Zainab Sidi Ali, for her contributions to development of learning and humanity.
Founder and Pro-Chancellor of the university, Collins Aimuan, while speaking at the inauguration of the road project in Abuja, at the weekend, said the board and management of the university decided to immortalise late Zainab Sidi Ali for stimulating learning among the less-privileged in the society.
He said: “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 great price to ensure that the revenue she derived from her businesses were 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, urged 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, 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 establishment of a functional partnership 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 in improving the well-being of the less-privileged in our society.
“With this project, I can boldly and sincerely say that we are about achieving another milestone in community partnership and participation.”
She told her audience that the FCT Administration had within three years progressed towards revitalising rural roads in satellite towns across the six area councils.
Aliyu, therefore, appreciated the board and management staff of the university for the project, stating that the road would no doubt improve on the built environment.