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KUST: VC Welcomes Name Change

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The Vice-Chancellor of the Kano University of Science of Technology Wudil, Professor Shehu Alhaji Musa on behalf of the Council Management, Senate, Staff, Students, and entire University Community welcomes the New Name of the University: Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology Wudil (ADUST).

The name change is approved by Kano State Executive Council and contained in a press release dated 27th May 2022 signed by Kano State Commissioner for Information Alhaji Muhammad Garba.

As contained in the release, this development came by on the recommendation of a Visitation Panel to the University set up by the Visitor and Executive Governor of Kano State Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR, Khadimul Islam.

In a swift reaction, Professor Shehu Alhaji Musa described the name change as apt and appropriate at the right time.

He paid glowing tributes to Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje and Members of the Kano State Executive Council for this wonderful development.

Professor Musa also appreciated the support from Kano State Commissioner for Higher Education Honourable Dr. Mariya Mahmoud Bunkure and her Ministry.

The Vice-Chancellor also passed encomiums on the Pro-Chancellor and Chairman of Council, Professor Zubairu Iliyasu and his Council for the selfless service they always perform for the progress of the University.

He also appreciated individuals and co-operate organizations who show love and support for his university.

Professor Shehu highly thanked the Kano State Government for recognizing the worth and appreciating excellence of Alhaji Aliko Dangote, the University’s Chancellor, a great Captain of Industry, and a philanthropist who touches many lives every day.

As for the University, Aliko Dangote has brought many interventions for its progress. These include building hostels of 500-bed spaces each for male and female students, sponsoring the University’s Maiden Retreat in Kaduna, Provision of 660KVA standby Generators, stepping down the 33KVA line into the Campus, ongoing recruitment of 15 Professors, paying their salaries and wages for 4 years and construction of 15 luxury houses as their official residences, bringing more linkages and affiliations with institutions and Corporate Bodies, both within and outside Nigeria to the University,

And also facilitates the Design and Production of an Aggressive Agricultural Masterplan by the University in the field of Rice, Fisheries, Palm oil, Tomatoes, and Sugarcane production to benefit over a Million Farmers, giving Automatic Employment to First Class Graduates of the University, sinking an Industrial Borehole in the University Campus to checkmate and improve water supply for a 30,000 population, providing N100M for landscaping the Campus and production of Masterplan.

Professor Shehu Alhaji Musa congratulates Chancellor Aliko Dangote for the immortalization and prays that may it spur him to continue to love and hold the University very dearly and on the part of the University, assured him that all stakeholders will remain loyal, obedient, and committed for its progress.


Sa’idu Abdullahi Nayaya

Deputy Registrar Information and Public Relations

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