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Dangote To Build 10 Student Hostels For Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

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THE Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, in Kaduna State, Professor Ibrahim Garba, has said the Chairman of Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has pledged to build 10 student hostels in the university.

Speaking at the 38th convocation ceremony of the university in Zaria on Saturday,he disclosed that the building of the hostels would address the problem of hostel accommodation in the university.

According to him, ‘for the past 35 years, no hostel had been built in the university, adding that the university which had a student population of 40,000 students, could only give accommodation to only 11,000.

The vice chancellor who lauded the former Minister of Defence, Gen T.Y. Danjuma for donating N2bn for the construction of faculty of sciences also commended two former students of the university, the former governor of Taraba State, Danbaba Suntai for building a 260 seater lecture theatre for pharmaceutical students at the cost of N300m and an executive director in First Bank, Dauda Lawal for building offices for staff of political science department and donating a bus at the cost of N135m .

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