UBA Group Chairman, Elumelu, donates IT Centre to alma mater, Ambrose Alli Varsity
The centre named, ‘The Tony O. Elumelu Multi-purpose Hall,’ has computers, furniture, offices and conveniences.
Elumelu made the donation through the UBA Foundation, its corporate social responsibility arm.
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.
“The UBA Foundation actively promotes the socio-economic improvement of the communities in which UBA operates, with a particular emphasis on development in the areas of education, environment, and economic empowerment
“We believe in intervening and building capacity within communities, facilitating projects that will act as catalysts for social and economic development.”
Prof. Onimawo said Elumelu is a product of the university and is therefore conscious of the need to give back, adding “there is no substitute for world class educational infrastructure.
“This is what has informed the construction of these facilities, that will help equip the future leaders of our great nation Nigeria.”
Onimawo, who expressed his gratitude the UBA Group Chairman, noted that one of the most needs of the institution had been met.
He pointed out that his commitment to catalysing entrepreneurial growth across Africa, through the Tony Elumelu Foundation, and institutionalising African philanthropy, had created a strongly positive role model.