About N1 billion has been earmarked by the management of Maryam Abacha American University, Niger (MAAUN) for the construction of its permanent site.
Speaking shortly after the foundation stone laying ceremony held at Jirtawa town of Maradi State in Niger Republic, the propriety and president of the university, Dr. Adamu Gwarzo, said a befitting and state of the art facilities are to be provided at the site.
According to him, the university is fully accredited by both Niger and Nigerian governments adding that over years it has relations between the two countries.
He said, educational backwardness of the northern region was being addressed adding that ‘since inception we have provided efficient manpower especially in medical sciences as over 700 students have graduated.’
In her remarks, the former Nigerian first lady, Dr Maryam Abacha, commended the management of the university for naming the institution after her adding that being the first English speaking university, it would complement the broad and rich academic culture between the nations. On her part, Nigerien First Lady, Mrs. Malika Mahamadou Issoufou, said the university constituted an indispensable tool for the development of higher education in Niger.