ASR Africa Begins Construction Of Ultra-Modern Student Center At Nnamdi Azikiwe University

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The Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa) has kicked off the construction of an ultra-modern Student Affairs Center at the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Anambra State.

The center will house a sports
center, Information & Communication Technology (ICT) hub, administrative offices, and a 1,000-student
capacity amphitheater.

This is in fulfillment of the
N1billion tertiary infrastructure
grant awarded to the University in
2021 as part of the ASR Africa Tertiary Education Grants Scheme.

The grant was drawn from ASR
Africa’s $100million Fund for Social Development and Renewal.

Other universities that benefitted from the grant were the University of Maiduguri, Ahmadu Bello
University Zaria, the University of
Ilorin, the University of Benin, and
the University of Ibadan.

Dr. Ubon Udoh, the Managing
Director of ASR Africa, while
speaking at the ground-breaking
ceremony in Awka, Anambra
State, applauded the university for
the student-friendly project and reiterated that Abdul Samad Rabiu,
the founder and Chairman of ASR
Africa is committed to supporting
quality education within the tertiary education system.

Accompanied by other team members, Dr. Ubon added that the institution must focus on the sustainability of the project, and ensure it serves the purpose for
which it was designed.

According to Dr. Ubon; “I want to commend the Vice Chancellor,
Prof. Charles Esimone, and the entire selection team for this student-friendly project.

This is in line with the guidelines of ASR Africa and the vision of Abdul Samad Rabiu, the founder and Chairman of BUA Group and ASR Africa for the educational sector in Nigeria.

It is a unique project and we hope the students will take advantage of the opportunities presented by the Students’ Center” Prof. Charles Esimone the Vice-Chancellor of the university, on his part, commended ASR Africa for keeping to their promise.

He emphasized that the university will
work judiciously with the contractor to deliver the project within the set time.
The edifice, which will be named after the Chairman of ASR Africa upon completion, is devoted to student development, socialization, recreation and enhanced academic access.

Beyond the donation, ASR Africa is providing technical support for some tertiary institutions in the areas of visibility and expanding academic curricula.

The brainchild of African Industrialist, Philanthropist and Chairman of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, the Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa) was established in 2021 to provide sustainable, impact-based, homegrown solutions to developmental issues affecting Health, Education and Social Development within Africa.

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