ABU’s alumni annual giving campaigns gaining traction, says Vice-Chancellor

ABU’s alumni annual giving campaigns gaining traction, says Vice-Chancellor

Response to the formal annual giving campaigns targeted at the alumni of Ahmadu Bello University is gaining traction, the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Kabiru Bala, has said.

The Board of Trustees for ABU Endowment Foundation had approved the minimum of one-off or instalmental annual contributions of N25,000 by all graduates of five years and above into the foundation’s account.

The Vice-Chancellor was simply giving an insight into the progress of the Endowment Foundation while delivering his speech at the 43rd Convocation of the University held last month.

Prof. Bala explained that the effort was geared towards ensuring sustainable inflow of financial resources that would be managed by the Board of Trustees consisting of eminently qualified personalities of high integrity.

The Vice-Chancellor further stated that the University was expanding the scope of activities of the automated alumni database to provide opportunities for mentorship, recruitment, and networking amongst the ABU alumni community.

This, the Vice-Chancellor also said, was a genuine effort towards harnessing the huge potential of ABU alumni family to ensure prosperity of the University and those of its graduates.

Speaking on the national and international collaborations, Prof. Bala said that the University continued to forge value-adding collaborations on educational training and research with a number of national and international organisations.

The institution, according to him, signed last year memoranda of understanding with 15 reputable institutions that included RUDIN University, Russia; Tanta University, Egypt; University of Agronomy and Veterinary Medicine, Bucharest, Romania; and University of Nairobi, Kenya.

Other institutions where ABU collaborates with are University of Pharmacy and Medicine, Bucharest, Romania; University of Texas, USA; the Royal Norwegian Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Norway; the Research Centre for Islamic History, Art and Culture, Turkey; Chartered Institute of Treasury Management (CITM); and Quantity Surveyors Registration Board of Nigeria (QSRBN).

The Vice-Chancellor equally spoke on staff reward and recognition, saying that a robust reward and recognition system had just been established by the University in order to create a work environment that is “meaningful, fulfilling, and purpose-driven for staff of all categories”.

“This is expected to boost staff morale, increase commitment to job, increase productivity and satisfaction, as well as instill trust and motivate employees”, he further said.

Public Affairs Directorate,
Office of the Vice-Chancellor,
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
Friday, 9th February, 2024

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