Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG) Limited has donated two million dollars for the construction of a world class research centre at the University of Ilorin in Kwara State.
Professor AbdulGaniyu Ambali, Vice Chancellor of the University disclosed this to newsmen while given a peep into the highlight of the forth coming 40th anniversary of the Institution in a few months time.
Ambali said parts of the $2million dollars would be used to equip the centre to a first class world standard.
The Vice Chancellor further disclosed that about 20 projects would be commissioned during the forthcoming 40th anniversary of the university. The vice Chancellor noted that the grant would go a long way in making it possible for the University to add to the many of its executed high impact projects.
He therefore lauded the management of the Nigeria Liquefied Natural Gas Limited (NLNG) for giving the University the grant and assured prudent and judicious management of any resources made available to the Varsity.
He noted that the gesture would go a long way in strengthening the relationship between the town and gown. Professor Ambali also disclosed that more projects would be embarked upon by the University very soon.
The Vice Chancellor thereafter assured Nigerians that more students will be given admission this year because of the expansion of some Faculties and Departments. Prof. Ambali explained that the University of Ilorin is the most preferred university in Nigeria because of its uninterrupted academic calendar.
-Abioye Olarewaju, Ilorin.