The Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu
Bello University (ABU), Prof.
Abdullahi Mustapha, has
appealed to alumni of the
university, particularly serving
and former state governor to a.
ssist the university towards the
celebration of its Golden Jubilee.
Mustapha made the appeal when
he led members of the
university’s management, on a
visit to Kaduna State governor,
Patrick Yakowa, to intimate him
of the university’s state of
preparations to host the historic
Established in 1962, ABU will be
50 on October 4 and a
committee has been set up to
draw up a befitting anniversary
celebration, slated for October 4
to November 24, 2012.
According to a statement, by the
media aide to the vice-chancellor,
Waziri Gwantu, the vice-
chancellor particularly seeks the
support of the university’s
alumni towards projects
including rehabilitation of all
dilapidated roads in both the
academic and residential areas
of the two campuses of the
university estimated at the cost
of N2 billion, dredging of the
university dam estimated at the
cost of N7 billion, including the
cost of the water treatment
plant; and the development of
the insbosomution’s phase II
project, which will require the
construction of a bridge and
other major structures and
infrastructure such as road
network, electricity and water.
He said the celebration which
would be climaxed by a special
convocation ceremony,
presentation of the ‘Sir Ahmadu
Bello Golden Award’ and wall of
fame, was meant to showcase
the university’s achievements,
breakthroughs, honour past
heroes and major supporters
and to also unveil its plans for
the future.
The vice-chancellor urged
Yakowa, who doubles both as an
alumnus and chief host of the
university, to contact and
mobilise serving and past
governors that pa. ssed through
the university to come and
participate fully in the 50
anniversary by contributing
generously for the successful
hosting of the event and the
execution of vital projects
central in the future
development of the university.
Mustapha disclosed that an
appeal fund was also intended to
be launched to generate funds to
execute projects in the
university, saying alumnus or
stakeholders willing to take up
projects at the insbosomution
were welcome to do so.