Africa’s wealthiest man Aliko Dangote has submitted a proposal to the Nigerian Universities Commission(NUC) declaring his intentions to build a world class university in Abuja.
Premium Times reports that Julius Okojie, a former Executive Secretary of NUC and his team visited the current Executive secretary of NUC, Abubakar Rasheed where they pleaded for the of the commission in actualizing their goal.
The university intends to drive technology and research to stimulate Nigeria’s economy.
Rasheed was pleased with the idea but however advise the team to reconsider setting up a university of technology, as a university running all programmes but with a specialty in technology would be more advantageous.
The Chief Executive Officer of the team Zouera Yousouffou said they are ready to make their goal a reality, as N200 billion has been earmarked for the project, and the land has been acquired.