BUA Boss Commences Construction of World-class Research Lab in Kogi

ASR Africa

The Chairman of BUA group, Abdul Samad Rabiu through his foundation,  Abdul Samad Rabiu Africa Initiative (ASR Africa) has commenced the construction of a world-class research laboratory in Kogi state.

The laboratory sited at the Federal University Lokoja, is in continuation of ASR Africa’s various strategic commitments to the nation’s tertiary education interventions.

ASR in a statement, said the world-class research laboratory is one of its many interventions under its Tertiary Education Grants Scheme (TEGS), drawn from ASR Africa’s US$100 million Fund for Social Development and Renewal.

Speaking at the groundbreaking event for the project, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Olayemi Akinwumi, expressed his gratitude to the chairman of ASR Africa, for his kind benevolence towards the university.

Prof. Akinwumi said the project would address the challenge of infrastructure deficit, especially in the area of research, facing the institution and provide a learning platform for discoveries, innovations, and scientific advances in physical and life sciences.

MD/CEO of ASR Africa, Dr Ubon Udoh, thanked the management and students of the university for the warm reception accorded to him and his team.

He reiterated the commitment of the chairman to supporti quality education within tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

He encouraged the management and students to ensure proper use and maintenance of the facility as a show of appreciation for the grant.

The ASR Africa grant and award process began in December 2022 and the confirmation of the university’s nomination was met with great joy by the university community.


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