From: Femi Oyelola, kaduna
The Sir Ahmadu Bello Memorial Foundation (SABMF) has congratulated Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria for attaining 54 years of existence.
The Managing Director/Chief Executive Offcer of the Foundation Engr Abubakar Gambo Umar stated this in a statement made available to media in kaduna yesterday.
The statement stated that the Foundation joined the rest of the world to celebrate with the University which was established by and named after the late Premier of defunct Northern Region, Sir Ahmadu Bello Sardaunan Sokoto and fondly known as ABU Zaria.
“ABU Zaria has progressed over the past 58 years in all areas of educational development in Northern Nigeria by playing a large role in putting the north in the forefront of global academic excellence and continues to occupy a particularly important place among Nigerian universities.
“As it marks its 58th anniversary, ABU can rightly claim its place as the largest and the most extensive of universities in Sub-Saharan Africa. Situated in Zaria, ABU has 16 academic faculties, 99 departments and student enrollment of over 50,000.
“Since inception, ABU Zaria has produced more than 500,000 Alumni, among them President, Vice President, Governors, Ministers and other leaders nationwide.”