Billionaire Abdul Samad Rabiu’s vision for innovation and entrepreneurship took a monumental step forward as President Bola Tinubu inaugurated the Abdul Samad Rabiu (ASR) International Centre for Innovations and Entrepreneurship at the University of Maiduguri in Borno State.....CONTINUE READING
Vice President Kashim Shettima represented President Tinubu at the N1bn facility’s inauguration ceremony, praising Rabiu’s philanthropic dedication to driving positive change on the university campus.
How Abdul Samad established ASR
Equipped with state-of-the-art amenities, the ASR International Centre, established in April 2021 by Abdul Samad features a 150-seat auditorium, artisans and handcraft spaces, fabrication machine laboratory, training zones, coding and app development laboratory, robotics, drones, and mechatronics facilities, and incubation spaces.
President Tinubu, expressing gratitude for Abdul Samad Rabiu’s contribution, labeled it a “service to humanity” and aligned the center with the Renewed Hope Agenda, focusing on economic resuscitation and prosperity.
Professor Aliyu Shugaba, the Vice-Chancellor of the University, highlighted the center’s potential to foster a thriving innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem. Despite previous entrepreneurship training, Shugaba noted the new center’s crucial role in realizing the objective of creating enterprises for students at graduation.
With creativity, collaboration, and experimentation at its core, the ASR International Centre aims to provide a platform for launching and growing ventures, ultimately creating a significant social and economic impact.