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Dangote Business School unveiled in Bayero University, Kano

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The Dangote Business School in Bayero University, Kano has been officially unveiled by the Emir of Kano Muhammadu Sanusi II, Daily Trust reports.

Speaking at the unveiling, Aliko Dangote said his goal for the business school is for it to become a reference point when it comes to learning to do business in Africa.

The school will be training future African leaders in business, he said.

My interest for supporting higher education in Nigeria stems from the belief that we can and we should  provide the same quality of education here in Nigeria like anywhere else in the world. Good quality education is fundamental in breeding a vibrant economy and society.

My goal for this business school is for it to become a reference point when it comes to learning how to do business successfully in Nigeria and in Africa. This means that this business school should carry out studies and research that are specific to our needs and ways of doing business which would allow more information to be shared globally on how Africans can do business.

I believe that this business school can and should foster relationship with other business schools across Africa and the globe and I am sure they already have affiliation with other three universities and we are working to make sure that they also have with the Harvert business school.

This business school will be training and preparing future African leaders in business, who will understand how to develop, and also train others to become visionary businessmen. I also see this business school playing a role in accelerating the economic integration of our continent.

See a short clip from the unveiling below:

19 Comments

  1. Lol

    March 4, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    All happening in Kano this weekend as they try and reset the proverbial compass to the north. ‘Our way of doing business’ – is that synonymous with bribing everyone from politicians downwards with no care on social impact, operating a monopoly and infrastructure only for the benefit one’s inner cronyist circle?

    • Show

      March 4, 2018 at 9:26 pm

      You’re hypocrite enemy of progress.

    • Ovadje

      March 5, 2018 at 2:42 am

      @Lol, “no care on social impact”? Rather ironic when commenting on the opening of an endowed school. Or “resetting the compass”? Perhaps you are waiting for the opening of the business school that he is financing at the University of Ibadan in the SOUTH before you acknowledge so-called ‘social impact’. SMDH

      Speaking of “social impact” are we talking about the same dude that last year donated US$100m to fight malnutrition in Nigeria, N10bn to all 774 LGAs for micro-credit to women and youths, a cash transfer program in 2011 to poor and vulnerable Nigerians, joining forces with GBC Health last year to provide community healthcare in Africa ranging from nutrition to malaria, providing support for IDPs across Nigeria, providing a matching N5bn fund to BOI to providing 5% interest rate loans for SMEs in agro-processing and manufacturing, the partnership with the Gates Foundation to eradicate polio in Nigeria, or the thousands of scholarships that has been given out by the Dangote Foundation (which btw he started in 1993, well before achieving billionaire status).

      Rather obtuse to posit “resetting the compass to the North” in respect of someone whose biggest investment (and probably one of Africa’s single largest industrial investments) is currently underway in Lekki, Lagos. And as for so-called “monopoly”, only clueless demagogues do not realize that the biggest cement companies in the world (Holcim, LaFarge, Blue Circle, Scancem, Heidelberg) have been in Nigeria since the 1950s/60s, well before Dangote bagged an ounce of cement or built its first kiln. Of course, these foreign companies were mostly simply bagging cheap imported cement until Dangote (as well BUA, the other big Nigerian producer) drove Nigeria from one of the world’s biggest cement importers to an exporter (while raising quality from 32.5R to 52.5R, the highest in the world), while providing direct and indirect jobs and livelihoods for Nigerians from all across the country (and not just the North).

      Abegi, take your crude ethnic and tribal demagoguery elsewhere. SMDH

  2. Californiabawlar

    March 4, 2018 at 7:36 pm

    Biko let them reset! Maybe they’ll eventually secede from Nigeria! Ugh. Wishful thinking.

    • TheRealist

      March 5, 2018 at 4:39 am

      You want Dangote to secede when he is building a US$11 billion refinery and petrochemicals complex in Lagos, a cement plant in Edo State (along with the plant at Ibese, Ogun State), as well as paying for a similar Business School at UI Ibadan? Sorry, but that’s the real ‘wishful thinking’! LMAO.

    • molarah

      March 10, 2018 at 8:42 pm

      TheRealist, how come we didn’t hear this line of dialogue from you when Igbo businessmen that had made significant investments outside their region were being threatened with eviction?

      And next time, it won’t hurt to properly introduce yourself as a member of Dangote’s social media team. Your approach to anonymously replying almost every comment under this post is rather nauseating. We get it – the man is making impact. Sheesh.

  3. Lol

    March 4, 2018 at 7:46 pm

    Lol wait what does Dangote know about business?
    Lol educated people made him successful

    • Show

      March 4, 2018 at 9:24 pm

      You’re hypocrite.

    • Aare farmland

      March 4, 2018 at 11:51 pm

      He knows quite a lot about Nigeria’s business environment and the social, economic and political operators, I think one of his achievement is surviving different changes within society and growing along with the changes. He is also saves, when some of his educated friends/partners early on were spraying naira, pounds, dollars all over the place, he rarely does even till today.

    • Dayo

      March 5, 2018 at 1:56 am

      Well, he apparently knows enough to know that educated people will make him successful. SMH

  4. Uyai

    March 4, 2018 at 8:38 pm

    A leader with vision

  5. Jenny

    March 4, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    Why not contribute to communities like benue where ur mining limestone .a small primary school ,clinic or even fixing the horrible roads around dangote cement will be nice rather than just exploit the people’s resources nd leave them with dusty air nd unsafe farming environs

    • Dayo

      March 5, 2018 at 7:04 pm

      Jenny, have you actually ever been to Gboko? I ask because anyone who has would know that Dangote Cement is about the only viable thing in town. It has built an earth dam for the community, provided electricity from its captive power plant and freed it from the unreliable public grid, built a 100-bed hospital and pays the doctors, built classrooms and boreholes for the communities and provides annual scholarships. Dangote has done good while doing well.

  6. Joke

    March 4, 2018 at 10:31 pm

    We’ll see how this works out long term…He did this where with all that’s going on and the tense environment in the aftermath, but his team keeps gallavanting across US Ivy League schools aggressively recruiting Africans…I guess that’s when we are all ”one.”

    • TheRealist

      March 5, 2018 at 4:35 am

      @Joke, or perhaps we are all “one” when Dangote is financing a similar business school for the University of Ibadan. Sure glad the dude does not think like some of the folks on BN.

  7. THIS NEWS FOR TE WHOLE OF AFRICA

    March 5, 2018 at 8:48 am

    IT’D BE AN HONOUR FOR ANYONE TO ATTEND THIS INSTITUTION!

    God Bless them, maintain their standards of Exllence.!

  8. Loool

    March 5, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    Would be an interesting curriculum:
    Module one will likely be “how to use connections in government”
    Module two “Power of monopoly”
    etc etc

    • Dayo

      March 5, 2018 at 7:21 pm

      Exactly! The same “monopoly” he is using across 16 different African countries? LOL indeed!

  9. tunmi

    March 5, 2018 at 8:37 pm

    I like it!

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