The Group Managing Director/CEO of KAM Holding Ltd. Dr. Kamoru Yusuf, has reiterated his passion and believe in Nigeria as one and indivisible entity despite the ongoing social and economic challenges facing the nation urging Nigerians to remain united and peaceful.
He noted that with the conferement of Honorary Doctorate Degree of the University of Calabar on him, he said: “I believe strongly in Nigeria because I am a Kwaran but honoured in far away Calabar, Cross River State. I appreciate it and I shall continue to do my best to make Nigeria a proud nation.”
Dr. Yusuf stated this on Saturday at the 34th convocation ceremonies of the University of Calabar where himself and Dr. Innocent Chukwuma were awarded with PhD Honoris Causa for hardwork and contributions to nation building.
At the event, Dr. Yusuf donated and performed groundbreaking for the construction of an Open and Distance Learning Centre building tagged: “KAM-Wire ODL Building” within the campus of the University of Calabar in Cross River State, Southern Nigeria.
He expressed the hope that the facility would encourage more Nigerians to embrace education.
“I am passionate about education and we have to teach our youths and provide the necessary facilities like this building for our youths all over Nigeria,”
Also speaking to newsmen at the ceremony, the Deputy Governor of Kwara State, Kayode Alabi commended Dr. Kamoru Yusuf for proposing to build a centre for distance learning as part of his contribution to the growth of education in Nigeria.
“I am not surprised because Dr. Yusuf is a first class industrialists and lover of education. So, deciding to build a centre for the educational development of young Nigerians is worthy of emulation,” Alabi said.
He urged philanthropic Nigerians to contribute their quota to the growth of education and the benefits of the people.
Earlier, the Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Professor Florence Obi expressed profound gratitude to the Kwara State born Nigerian industrialist for choosing to build a distance learning centre for the institution.
Obi said, “we are indeed very grateful to you for deciding to build an ODL centre for us. When we went to meet him, we presented our challenges to him especially that we wanted to start our distance education programme, which will provide access to many more Nigerians, who do not have the opportunity of coming to do face-to-face contact in the university.
“This will enable us meet the benchmark of the National Universities Commission that for a distance learning programme, you must have a stand alone building labelled as Open and Distance Learning Centre for NUC accreditation,” she stated.
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