Segun Amure (The New Diplomat’s Abuja Bureau)
The Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum on Monday laid the foundation stone for Al-Ansar University in the state.
It would recalled that Zulum had allocated 100 hectres of land for the construction of the university at a site along Gubio road in the state capital months ago.
The governor in his address said the university is taking off with two colleges in addition to other landmark structures which will be needed for administration and lecturing purposes.
The Governor also directed the ministry of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation to liase with the founder of the university to see how Borno State Government will further support the implementation of the laudable project
“We are very much willing to support any individual or group willing to partner with the state government in order to provide the much needed qualitative education to our children at all levels.” Zulum said.
However, the President of Al-Ansar and founder of the university, Dikwa expressed gratitude to Governor Zulum for his relentless support for the actualization of his university project.
“let me start by expressing our sincere appreciation to the Executive Governor of Borno State, Professor Babagana Umara Zulum for his show of love and concern to the Al-ansar foundation since its inception.
“The foundation is happy and proud to identify with this kind hearted man, selfless leader, a man of peace and compassion, the man that history has already revealed, a charismatic politician, academician and a great leader whose actions has already inspired the youth, women, vulnerable and impacted positively to the lives of people of Borno State and beyond” Dikwa said.