June 11, 2024

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Dangote University owes N2.5bn in liabilities

Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology, Wudil, Kano, says it owes its stakeholders a whopping N2.5bn in liabilities which include responsibilities to staff.

Meanwhile, the state government through commissioner for higher education Dr. Yusuf Kofarmata, has advised Dangote varsity students to shun drug abuse.

Vice-Chancellor of the university Musa Yakasai locked horns with Dr. Kofarmata when the commissioner went visiting the state-run school named after multi-billonaire Aliko Dangote.

In a statement, director of information at Kano State Ministry for Higher Education Malam Sunusi Kofar Na’Isa, said Kofarmata gave the advice during a meeting with  stakeholders at the theatre hall of the university in continuation of his familiarisation visit to state-owned tertiary institutions.

The commissioner is said to have pointed out that drug abuse was a major social vice that destroy human life, urging the students’ union chieftains of the institution to serve as ambassadors in creating awareness against the menace.

Kofarmata warned that government would not spare any student found using or selling drugs in any state-owned institution, while also announcing that, in order to enhance other curriculur activities, the government would soon set up a sports committee to arrange competitions.

Mallam Na’Isa said vice-chancellor Musa Yakasai congratulated the commissioner on his appointment, which he described as “well-deserved.”

He reportedly told the commissioner that the university had numerous challenges, including liabilities worth N2.5 billion and staff pensions, inherited from the defunct administration in the state.