By Idris Katib

The President, Dangote Group, Alhaji Aliko Dangote has pledged to donate a 250-student capacity student hostel to Crescent University, Abeokuta as part of his contribution to social responsibility and development of the institution. He has also endowed the building of College of Law (COLAW) of the university which will commence soon.

Dangote announced the hostel donation during the third convocation ceremony of the institution where he was conferred with a Doctorate of Science (Dsc.) Business Administration (Honoris Causa).

At the occasion, the Proprietor and Chairman, Board of Trustees of the institution, H.E. Judge Bola Ajibola shed tears of joy as he was short of words to make his remarks after the donations.

Earlier the institution had conferred 118 graduands from College of Social and Management Sciences (COSMAS), College of Information and Communication Technology (CICOT) as well as College of Natural and Applied Sciences (CONAS) with degrees in various programmes.7 finished with first-class honours,37 with second-class upper and 46 with second class lower. Others bagged third-class honours.

Six other Nigerians were also conferred with honorary degrees. The Vice President, Arc. Namadi Sambo, Sultan of Sokoto, Alhaji Abubakar Sa'ad III,former President, Alhaji Usman Aliyu Shehu Shagari and the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Ado Bayero were honoured with Dsc Political Science and International Relations (horis causa) while Governors Aliyu Wamako and Abdulazeez Yari were bestowed

with Dsc Public Administration respectively.


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Re: Dangote Donates Ultra-modrn Hostel To Crescent University
Chi2 posted on 10-19-2011, 12:48:01 PM
Dangote has shown the way. Nigerian millionaires should take a queue.
Re: Dangote Donates Ultra-modrn Hostel To Crescent University
Dove posted on 10-19-2011, 16:59:04 PM
If I was given an exclusive right by the FG to be importing cement, rice, spaghetti, salt, sugar, etc etc into Nigeria in the last two and half decades, I would replicate same in at least 5 schools in each state of the federation, and yet still feel indebted to the Nigerian masses.

Re: Dangote Donates Ultra-modrn Hostel To Crescent University
Chi2 posted on 10-19-2011, 18:54:42 PM

Let's not forget that there exist Nigerians who made their millions through honest means, It's this class of people I am appealing (as stated above) to follow the queue. My statement does not subscribe to "Robinhoodnization" of our economy in the name millionaire philanthropist.
Re: Dangote Donates Ultra-modrn Hostel To Crescent University
Ikoyiesho1 posted on 10-20-2011, 09:35:05 AM
Why do people think Dangote has got the monopoly to every importation and production in Nigeria?

While the market is imperfect like every other.

It's still a free market of course. As a business man I would also do everything possible in my power to get the largest share of my market.

It's up to whoever says it is monopolistic. That is how it works, we operate in a capitalist society.

People have said all sorts of rubbish against bill gates and most well deserving thinkers and entrepreneurs in society.

For me, I duff my cap for Dangote and I say more grease to his palms.

Corporate responsibility is a good path to follow, I would encourage him to do more..
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