Elumelu donates technology centre to AAU
CHAIRMAN of UBA Group, Tony Elumelu, has donated a multipurpose information technology centre to his alma mater, Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State.
A statement said through the UBA Foundation, the corporate social responsibility arm of the United Bank for Africa Plc, Elumelu constructed the state-of-the-art multipurpose information technology building, which would benefit the students of the university
The hall, to be named The Tony O. Elumelu multipurpose hall, was equipped with computers, desks and chairs, measured 839 square meters and had adjoining offices and conveniences.
Elumelu highlighted his motivation, “Education is crucial to Nigeria’s human capital – whether our young people join our national institutions, the private sector or, as i did, take the entrepreneurial path, no one can afford to be cut off from the digital world.
“it has been a personal mission to ensure that the hall was delivered to specification, for the benefit of the students at the AAU. Success brings with it the duty to give back, and i am just grateful that i am now in a position to meaningfully help the next generation.”
The bank stated that the multipurpose hall was formally handed over to the authorities of the institution at a ceremony attended by members of the University’s governing council and staff, led by vice-chancellor, Prof ignatius Onimawo.
Speaking at the inauguration, UBA’S Directorate Head, South Bank, Mr Chris Ofikulu, who represented the UBA Group chairman, highlighted the contribution of UBA, through its foundation, to education and development across Africa.
He stated, “As a panafrican bank, operating in 20 countries across our continent, UBA is committed to being a socially- responsible institution, and a role model for businesses in Africa.
"The UBA Foundation actively promotes the socioeconomic improvement of the communities in which UBA operates, with a particular emphasis on development in the areas of ‘education, Environment, and Economic Empowerment’.
"We believe in intervening and building capacity within communities, facilitating projects that will act as catalysts for social and economic development.”