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FULL LIST: ASR Africa disburses N5.5bn grant to 22 Nigerian tertiary institutions

Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa initiative has disbursed a grant of N5.5bn to twenty-two tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

This was contained in a statement, the Social Development Specialist of ASR Africa, Edidiong Idang, issued on Tuesday.

The statement said each of the institutions got N250 million, under the ASR Africa Tertiary Education Grant Scheme.

SOLACEBASE reports that ASR Africa, an initiation of the African Industrialist and Chairman of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, is aimed to provide solutions to developmental issues affecting health, Education, and Social Development within Africa through its annual $100 million Africa Fund for Sustainable Development and Renewal.

The statement said the idea would further partner with governments and the private sector institutions in Nigeria and across Africa to support education.

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“Our belief is that Africans need to rise to provide solutions to African problems. We focus our intervention in Africa and this is expressed mainly on infrastructure development, equipping facilities, and capacity building for researchers, healthcare practitioners, and community-level service providers.

“We also support the efforts of various Governments in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa across our three thematic areas. The Initiative provides both technical and financial resources to partners,” she said.

Beneficiaries of the grant include:

University of Uyo

University of Jos

Nigerian Law School (Lagos)

Federal College of Education Technology, Gusau

Federal University Lokoja

Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun

Nasarawa State University

University of Lagos

University of Port Harcourt

Federal University of Technology Minna

Uthman Dan Fodio University

Bayero University Kano

Adamawa State University

Babcock University

Federal University, Gashua

Federal University of Technology Owerri

Al-Qalam University

National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru

Baze University

Nigerian Defence Academy

Crescent University

Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike

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