ASR Africa To Commence Construction Abdul Samad Rabiu Hostel Block For FUT Minna
Left-Right: Dr. Ubon Udoh (MD/CEO, ASR Africa), Mrs. Hadiza Goje (Bursar), Prof. Faruk Adamu Kuta (Vice Chancellor), Prof. Uno Uno (Deputy Vice Chancellor, Admin), Labaran Abubakar (MD, Statelink - Contractor), and Arc. Bako Ismail (Consultant for the Project) at the groundbreaking ceremony which held on Tuesday.

By Olushola Okunlade

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.

ASR Africa is the brainchild of African Industrialist, Philanthropist, and Chairman of BUA Group, Abdul Samad Rabiu, the Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa) was established in 2021 to provide sustainable, impact-based, homegrown solutions to developmental issues affecting Health, Education and Social Development within Africa.

ASR Africa To Commence Construction Abdul Samad Rabiu Hostel Block For FUT Minna
Left-Right: Dr. Ubon Udoh (MD/CEO, ASR Africa) and Prof. Faruk Adamu Kuta (Vice Chancellor, Federal University of Technology, Minna).
ASR Africa To Commence Construction Abdul Samad Rabiu Hostel Block For FUT Minna
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.

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. He 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 among the top 10 Nigerian universities and top 2500 in the world by Webometrics. He applauded the university’s management for prioritizing their students’ security 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 students to ensure proper use of the building with state-of-the-art facilities.

The hostel accommodation is designed to have 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 aims to achieve among its students.

 

 

 

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