A group that supports sustainable development initiatives in Health, Education and Social Development sector within Nigeria and the rest of Africa, Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR) has given a grant of one billion naira to University of Maiduguri for the development of a Centre for Innovation and Product Development at the UNIMAID Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Development (UM-CEED) Complex.
This was announced during the presentation of the grant award by ASR Africa to the management of the institution.
At the presentation, the Chairman, ASR Africa and BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu who was represented by Aliyu Idi Hong said that the ASR Africa Initiative had already begun the disbursement of its tertiary education grants to the six universities in its first cohort with the University of Maiduguri being the third to benefit after Ahmadu Bello University, and University of Ibadan.
African Industrialist and Philanthropist, Abdul Samad Rabiu, had on Monday, March 22, launched the ASR Africa Initiative for Education, Health and Social Development in Africa; it primarily focuses on equipping facilities, researchers, healthcare practitioners and community-level service providers and also supporting the efforts of various governments in Nigeria and Sub-Saharan Africa in Education, Healthcare and Social Development.
Abdul Samad Rabiu named the University of Nigeria, Nsukka; University of Maiduguri; University of Ilorin; University of Ibadan, and University of Benin as other beneficiaries of One Billion Naira each in the first cohort of the intervention grant.