ALIKO DANGOTE SETS UP HIS OWN UNIVERSITY IN ABUJA PUAH OMOKHUALE The Africa’s richest; Aliko Dangote has submitted a proposal to the Nigerian Universities Commission (NUC) to commence his own world class university in Abuja. According to a premium times report, a former Executive Secretary of the NUC, Julius Okojie is the chairman of the technical team for the establishment of the university. It is stated that Okojie and his team visited the current Executive Secretary of the NUC, Abubarkar Rasheed and pleaded the support of the commission in actualizing the goal. Following the report, Okojie said the university tends to drive technology and research so as to enhance the Nigerian’s economy. Rasheed commended the effort of the team and promised to provide all the needed assistance they will need in setting –up the university. He advised the team to reconsider setting up a University of technology and also all programmes, but with a high specialty on technology could be more advantageous. He also encouraged the team in his words “if you could make an intensive research on Universities both in and outside the country. Then you will have a view of creating something different in quality” He said. Zouera Yousouffou, the Chief Executive Officer of the team said they are ready to make to make this goal a reality, as N200 billion has been set aside for the project and the lands have been purchased.