President and founder of the Dangote Foundation, Aliko Dangote (photo), has earmarked N200 billion ($547.7million) for the establishment of a world-class university in Abuja, Nigeria.
This was revealed by the Chief Executive Officer, CEO of the foundation, Zouera Yousouffou. She added that land has been purchased for the project.
According to former Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, (NUC), Julius Okojie, the proposal for the establishment of the university has been submitted to the NUC. Okojie, who is the chairman of the technical team for the establishment of the university, explained that the proposed university would be technology-driven and will have all necessary infrastructure and best faculty members picked across the globe.