The Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, IBBU, Lapai in Niger on Wednesday said it received 30 million dollars grant from Tertiary Education Trust Fund, TETFund, for critical research projects.
The Vice Chancellor, Muhammad Maiturare, made this known in Lapai when executive members of Correspondent Chapel of Nigeria Union of Journalists, NUJ, Niger council, paid him a courtesy visit.
Mr Maiturare said the grant was the Institutional Based Research component of TETFund, which would be utilised to explore potential benefits for socio-economic development of the state and the country at large.
“The research projects which cut across fields of sciences, technology, education and humanities will go a long way in fast tracking the development drive of Niger State and Nigeria in general,” he said.
He commended the chapel leadership for the visit and assured members of the institution’s management’s readiness to sustain collaboration with its members.
The vice chancellor advised the journalists to always be objective in their reportage, describing them as critical stakeholders that would contribute to the development of the institution.
Earlier, Aideloje Ojo, Chairman of the Correspondent Chapel, Minna, lauded the initiative of the university in the development of the education sector, especially on research that would contribute to the development of humanity.
Mr Ojo assured that the correspondent chapel would support the university by promoting its activities.