Kano State Governor and Visitor to Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology Wudil, ADUSTECH, Abba Kabir Yusuf, has reaffirmed that the former Daula Hotel in Kamo belongs to the University.
A statement on Tuesday by the Deputy Registrar, Media & Publications of the University, Abdullahi Datti Abdullahi, said the Governor dropped the hint when he paid a working visit to Karfi Campus of the University Monday.
According to the statement, the Hotel, along with 11 other specialized institutes were earlier allocated to the University in 2015 for proper management and utilisation.
“To show commitment to that effect, I have already directed for the designing of the project for subsequent reconstruction of a state of the art outside campus with a view to continueing academic activities at the place,” the Governor said.
Yusuf, who lamented how academic activities were halted, assured that programmes such as Professional Diplomas, IJMB, Part Time Degree and other human development programmes will soon start at the former Daula Hotel.
He expresed satisfaction with the level of developments in terms of the growing number of academic programmes, students adding that about 200 academic staff are currently on professorial cadre.
The Governor has appreciated the effort being made by the Vice Chancellor and the management in keeping the University moving and for good utilisation of Karfi Campus.
He, however, requested the University management to furnish him with all the requirements needed at the Sports Institute Karfi with a view to making it more conducive place for learning.
“To you students, I urge you to continue to be law abiding, face your studies and be good ambassadors of your parents, University and the state after graduation”, he added.
Earlier, the Vice Chancellor Prof. Musa Tukur Yakasai revealed that academic activities commenced in 2001 with 88 students but the number had risen to over 20,000.
He said apart from sports programmes, part time degrees and other professional diplomas and certificate programmes are runned at Karfi Campus.
“Since my coming on board, we are able to undertake renovation works of hostels, lanscaping and wall fencing to improve conducive atmosphere for learning.
“We are also undertaking the restructuring process of departments and units of the University for improved productivity”, Prof. Tukur said.
The Vice Chancellor thanked the Governor for reaffirming the ownership of Daula to the University which formally housed the Institute for Continuing and Innovative Education that runs several number of programmes.