Dangote Donates Two Student Hostels To Ambrose Alli Varsity

President of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote, at the weekend urged corporate bodies to do more for the Nigerian education sector.
Dangote, spoke on Saturday when he promised to build two functional hostels for the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, in Edo State, said a nation with highly educated youth will surely succeed and do well.
It is with this in mind, he said, the Dangote Group has “contributed so much to the education sector in Nigeria. We have built hostels and even business schools for some of our high institutions and we will continue to do more. I have assured the school’s (Ambrose Alli University) management that we will build two new functional hostels for the school. We want to ensure that the students live in a decent environment as that will help their educational pursuits.”
He spoke on the occasion when the university’s Governing Council honoured five persons with honorary doctorate awards at the 22nd Convocation Ceremony of the University.
Those conferred with the Doctor of Public Administration (DPA) Honoris Causa are President of the Republic of Gambia, His Excellency, Adama Barrow, and the Ex-Military Governor of Rivers State and former Minister of Information, Federal Republic of Nigeria, General Anthony Ukpo (Rtd).
Emmanuel Ikazoboh was honored with Doctor of Business Administration(DBA) Honoris Causa as well as the duo of Chief Ezekiel Ainabe, Ojomo of Ekpoma, Chairman of Zeek Group of Companies and Dr. Dorry Afe Okojie, CEO/MD of DAF Homes & Estate Ltd, Lagos. All these three individuals were conferred with Doctor of Business Administration(DBA) Honoris Causa.
President Barrow was elected in 2016, defeating long-time incumbent Yahya Jammeh. Jammeh initially accepted the result but was inaugurated at the Gambian embassy in Senegal on 19 January 2017.
Ikazoboh, a renowned chartered accountant and auditor, who is the current Chairman of Ecobank Transnational Incorporated Plc, is also one of the directors of Dangote cement Plc.
He was appointed by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as an Administrator to carry out capital market reforms of the Nigeria Stock Exchange (NSE) and the CSCS. He managed the Nigerian Stock Exchange from 2010 to 2011 and completed the assignment by restructuring the management, equities market, stock brokerage processes and Corporate Governance structure of both entities thus putting in place an enviable Stock Exchange in Africa.
He serves on several corporate boards as the Chairman or Non-Executive Director.

Photo caption: From left, Managing director Ecobank Nigeria plc, Patrick Akinwuntan, awardee and chairman, Ecobank Transnational Incorporated, Emmanuel Ikazoboh, Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki, President/CE Dangote Industries Limited, Aliko Dangote, during the conferment of the doctorate degree in Ekpoma Edo state