Africa’s richest man and Chairman of the Dangote Foundation, Alhaji Aliko Dangote, has donated a hostel worth billions and capable of accommodating over 2,000 students to Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.
Speaking at the inauguration of the hostel complex, Dangote said
“When I came here as a Guest Speaker in 2016, the Vice-Chancellor told me that they have needs for accommodation, in fact, the last accommodation they had was 37 years ago as at then. “It is not good for us to leave a university like this without accommodation, really our intention was to accommodate the female students, not boys, however, I still plead with the Vice-Chancellor to leave it for the female folk.
“Because of the luxury of this place, it is better to give it to the girls, boys can manage anywhere, maybe we need to have a discussion to see how we help in terms of transporting them to and fro. “If you bring the boys here, I will really be in trouble with my daughters, you know I have only three daughters, so they will like to have the ladies here,”