In his unfailing support and commitment towards rejuvenating entrepreneur skills Nigeria, the business mogul, Aliko Dangote, is donating another N1.2 billion structures for running of the business school in Bayero University, Kano. The state-of-the-art edifice, which will be handed over to the university management formally next month, will be one of its kind in the Northern region.
The Business Schools being undertaken by the Aliko Dangote Foundation, according to the President of Dangote groups is part of the company program in awakening the spirit of entrepreneurship among Nigerians youths, through obtainable education at the highest level. It would be recalled that Dangote is also building a similar business school in the University of Ibadan and would be commissioned anytime soon.
He explained that the situation Nigeria has found itself necessitates revisiting school curriculums to reflect the new consciousness of entrepreneurship and manufacturing and efforts made to encourage study of business especially at the second level in the university.
When visited, the building which has been completed and awaiting commissioning, is a modern Business School within the premises of Bayero University, Kano. It comprises of auditoriums, lecture theatres, offices, classes, library, and complete electrical fittings and cooling system, among others.
Reflecting on the importance of such a kind gestures from the table of Aliko Dangote, the BUK Dean of Faculty of Dangote Business School, Professor Murtala Sagagi, said that there was no Business School in Bayero University, Kano (BUK) until Dangote started the project.
“We have an ambition to have a business school and we could not go ahead with the project because there was no befitting structure to accommodate the kind of dream we had but with Dangote coming in about five years ago and that was when the University decided to say this is the time to have the business school,” he said.
He called on other eminent Nigerians with wealth to emulate Mr. Dangote and contribute to the education advancement of the nation as a way of boosting the country’s economic development pointing out that “if Nigeria is blessed with two of Alhaji Dangote, Nigeria will witness unprecedented economic boost in terms of job creation, employment and poverty reduction.”