kano—The business educational development of Northern Nigeria took a new turn weekend when renowned businessman, Aliko Dangote donated a N1.2 billion ultra-modern business school edifice to the Bayero University, Kano, (BUK), first of such in the northern part of the country.
Christened Dangote Business School, the business mogul disclosed that talks are on to affiliate the school with the popular Havard Business School, in the United States of America.
Speaking Group at the opening of the School at the new site of the University, Dangote stated that no effort was spared to ensure that the school, building get was up to international standard and one if the biggest in the sub Sahara Africa.
Dangote said the Business School, which was commissioned by the Kano State Governor, Abdulzhi Umar Ganduje, was conceived as part of the contributions of the Nigeria’s business mogul, Alhaji Aliko Dangote towards encouraging world class entrepreneurship education at the highest level in Nigeria.
He described the School as best of its kind in northern Nigeria, adding that the School, as accredited by the Nigerian University Commission, will be the first business school to offer Doctor of Business Administration PhD. program in Nigeria.
The Africa richest man added that the business school would ease sharing of business information globally and how future African leaders could advance their businesses as well as building capacity which would translate to boosting the continent’s economy.
Dangote traced the journey of the construction of the school to the days of Prof Attahir Jigawa as the Vice Chancellor of the University when he pleaded with him to help in the establishment of a business school that can accelerate entrepreneurship in the country.
He said he agreed to build the edifice because of his conviction that good quality education is the bedrock of meaningfu