Former Vice President of Nigeria, Atiku Abubakar has just revealed that his establishment of the American University of Nigeria is not for profit reasons.
In an interview with ThisDay on his presidential ambition, Atiku noted that his decision to establish the University was not to make money but to help students who can’t afford going to a tertiary institution.
“I did not found the American University of Nigeria, Yola, to make money. It is my biggest community development project,” Atiku said while speaking on Nigeria’s education system in the country.
Continuing, Atiku said, “Chibok girls are there on scholarship. I was an indigent student. I was an orphan as a child. So I know what it is to struggle.
As a result, the American University of Nigeria, Yola, has opened up its doors to those who would not ordinarily have been able to attend. If we want to fix education in Nigeria, we must do the same thing. We must commit to investing in education because no other investment yields a greater interest.”