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Elumelu Donates I.T Centre To Ambrose Ali University


The Chairman of UBA Group, Tony O. Elumelu, has donated a multipurpose information technology centre to his alma mater, Ambrose Ali University.

The entrepreneur made the donation through the UBA Foundation, the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) arm of the United Bank for Africa Plc (UBA).

The construction of the state-of-the-art multipurpose information technology building will benefit the studentStateu.

The building to be known as Tony O. Elumelu multipurpose hall, is furnished with computers, desks and chairs, measures 839 square meters and has adjoining offices and conveniences.

On why he donated the project to the educational institution, Elumelu said: “Education is crucial to Nigeria’s human capital, whether our young people join our national institutions, the private sector or, as I did, take the entrepreneurial path, no one can afford to be cut off from the digital world. It has been a personal mission to ensure that the hall was delivered to specification, for the benefit of the students at the AAU. Success brings with it the duty to give back, and I am just grateful that I am now in a position to meaningfully help the next generation”.

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The multipurpose hall was formally handed over to the University, at a ceremony attended by members of the University’s governing council and staff, led by Vice-Chancellor, Prof Ignatius Onimawo.

Speaking at the commissioning, UBA’s Directorate Head, South Bank, Mr. Chris Ofikulu, who represented the UBA Group Chairman, highlighted the contribution of UBA, through its Foundation, to education and development across Africa.

“Tony Elumelu is a product of this great university and is conscious of the need to give back and there is no substitute for world class educational infrastructure, and this is what has informed the construction of these facilities, that will help equip the future leaders of our great nation Nigeria.” he said.

Prof Ignatius Onimawo, the AAU Vice Chancellor, who expressed his heartfelt gratitude towards the gesture by the UBA Group Chairman, noted that one of the most pressing needs of the University for 2020 had been met, and thanked UBA and Mr Elumelu.