Dangote has no interest owning a private varsity —Director

The chairman of  Dangote Group of Companies, Alhaji Aliyu Dangote, has no interest in establishing a private university in the country.

However,   he  would not relent in his efforts  at   giving    necessary  support   to promote the standard of education across the country.

The executive director, stakeholders’ management and corporate communications, Dangote Group of Companies, Mr Mansur Ahmed, said this  during a press conferece, at Royal Tropicana Hotel, Kano, on Wednesday.

He  said that though, Alhaji Dangote believed  that education is the best legacy that  parents could give to their children, adding that there are many well-meaning Nigerians that have been  assisting  through the establishment of private institutions in the country.

He said  that some companies have  been establishing  laudable  projects  in various higher  institutions across the country, most especially, at  Bayero University, Kano and Kano State University of Science and Technology.

He added that Dangote has  been assisting tertiary institutions not only in Kano State but as well as other parts of the country . He said  that he equally   executed Corporate Social Responsibilities (CSR) both within the country and outside it.