Remi Tinubu Establishes ₦50 Million Endowment Fund for Top Law Student at MAAUN
Oluremi Tinubu, the first lady, has pledged a ₦50 million endowment fund for the highest-achieving law student at the Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria (MAAUN) in Kano. This announcement came during the inauguration of the university’s School of Law building, which was dedicated to her by the institution’s management.
Expressing her gratitude for the honor, Tinubu unveiled the newly constructed building and commended the university’s founder, Prof. Adamu Gwarzo, for his commitment to educational excellence in Nigeria and beyond.
“I am honored by this occasion and I pledge to continue supporting the youth because education is the cornerstone of liberation,” she remarked, recalling her own experience of serving her mandatory national youth service in Kano State.
Prof. Adamu Gwarzo, the founder of MAAUN, outlined the institution’s vision to become a globally renowned university known for its exceptional teaching, research, and service to humanity. He emphasized the university’s mission to produce well-educated leaders and industry captains through affordable and quality education.
The history of MAAUN dates back to its inception in Maradi, Niger Republic, and Gwarzo reiterated the university’s dedication to providing top-tier education and instilling high moral standards in its students.
Following the unveiling ceremony, the First Lady toured the School of Law and the Murtala Ramat Mohammed Library. Accompanying her were former first lady Maryam Abacha, Minister of State for FCT Dr. Mariya Bunkure, former Minister of Women Affairs Pauline Tallen, and other dignitaries.
The event also saw the attendance of governors’ wives from 17 states, including Niger, Borno, Ekiti, Ebonyi, Ogun, Nasarawa, Gombe, Plateau, Jigawa, Katsina, Taraba, Adamawa, Kogi, Akwa Ibom, Edo, Lagos, and the host state, Kano.