Dangote bags ABU top Corporate Award

Africa’s foremost philanthropist and President of the Dangote Group Aliko Dangote has bagged ABU’s top Corporate Award.
The Award was conferred on him by the Ahmadu Bello University Alumni Association for his numerous contributions to the development of the educational sector in Nigeria.
The Association’s National President Professor Ahmed Tijani Mora said the intervention of the Foundation in the educational sector over the years have been unprecedented.
Apart from the $100million donation to fight malnutrition, Professor Mora said, Mr. Dangote is a ‘dedicated philanthropist’ who has also “made an initial endowment of $1.25billion to the Aliko Dangote Foundation in March 2014.”
He said the Foundation has constructed 10 blocks of hostels for ABU Zaria.
The Dangote Academy located in Obajana Kogi State is yet another contribution of the Group to education to Nigeria, he said.
The Group’s Executive Director Stakeholders Management and Corporate Communication Engr. Ahmed Mansur who received the award on behalf of Aliko Dangote, said the award will spur the conglomerate to scale up its intervention programmes in all sectors.
He said the Group has pumped billions of naira into the educational sector over the years, even as it planned to officially launched another multi-million naira hostel, with the capacity to accommodate 1,440 students at the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
Earlier, it donated N200 million to Katsina State University while N500 million for Bayero State University Business School in Kano.
Funding was also provided for the construction of a 500 capacity student hostel complex of the University of Science and Technology, Wudil.
The Group also gave N118 million for a squash complex project at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka main campus and another N50 million to the University of Port Harcourt, as well as a N100million for the proposed Otuoke University.

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