Construction has officially begun at Nnamdi Azikiwe University in Anambra State a new, ultra-modern student affairs centre
The Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa) started the construction of the building which will house a sports centre, information and communication technology hub, administrative offices and an amphitheatre capable of seating 1,000 students.
Funds for the building were provided by a tertiary infrastructure grant awarded to the university by ASR Africa as part of its Tertiary Education Grants Scheme. Several other universities across the continent have also benefitted from the fund.
Ubon Udoh, the managing director of ASR Africa, commented, “I want to commend the vice chancellor, 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 student centre.”
The aforementioned vice chancellor said the university would work judiciously with the contractor to deliver the project on time and that the building will be named after the ASR Africa chairman upon completion.