DANGOTE DONATES ULTRA-MODRN HOSTEL TO CRESCENT UNIVERSITY
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.