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ASR Africa set to Commence the Construction of the Abdul Samad Rabiu Hostel Block for the Federal University of Technology, Minna, Niger State

Minna – April 30th, 2024

The Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa) is set to commence the construction of a state-of-the-art hostel block for the Federal University of Technology, Minna. The project, which is being executed under the philanthropic initiative of the Chairman of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu (CFR, CON), will provide contemporary hostel accommodation for undergraduate students within the university’s main campus. The proposed hostel facility will accommodate 108 students with other auxiliary facilities such as laundries, kitchenettes, common rooms, and the warden’s room.

Speaking at the groundbreaking event, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof Faruk Adamu Kuta, expressed joy for having the University as one of the beneficiaries of the ASR Africa Tertiary Education Grant Scheme. He extended the University’s appreciation to the Chairman of ASR Africa and the BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu and added that upon completion, a large number of students will have access to hostel accommodation thereby reducing the number of students that are exposed to insecurity and other vices outside the university campus.

In his response, Dr. Ubon Udoh, the Managing Director of ASR Africa, affirmed the excellent reputation of the University of Minna which ranked amongst the top 10 Nigerian universities and top 2500 in the world by Webometrics. He applauded the management of the university for prioritizing the security of their students amidst the institution’s quantum of needs. In his words, “The choice of this project will facilitate the relocation of the university’s temporary accommodations back into the main campus”. Dr Udoh urged the student to ensure proper use of the building which is constructed with state-of-the-art facilities.

Prof. Abdullahi Mohammed (Dep. Vice Chancellor, Academic), Prof Katamba A. Saka (Chief Librarian), Mrs. Hadiza Goje (Bursar), Dr. Ubon Udoh (MD/CEO, ASR Africa), Prof  Faruk Adamu Kuta (Vice Chancellor), Prof Uno Uno, (Deputy Vice Chancellor, Admin) and Mr. Amos Kolo (Registrar) during the groundbreaking ceremony which held at the Fed. University of Technology, Minna.

The hostel accommodation is designed to have an apartment styled accommodations with each room having an en-suite bath and water closet facilities. This model of each room having its independent convenience and shower has been found to engender hygiene and a sense of responsibility amongst the students which is what the university aim to achieve among its students.