The Aliyu Magatakarda Foundation is set to sponsor the first private university in Sokoto.

The proposed university, according to a statement by Bashir Rabe Mani, Special Assistant Media and Publicity to Senator Aliyu Wamakko, is expected to take off as soon as the National Universities Commission (NUC) gives consent.

The statement said relevant documents for the institution had been submitted to the NUC by Wammako, who represents Sokoto North Senatorial District in the Senate.

Prof. Abubakar Rasheed NUC Executive Secretary received the documents in Abuja.

The documents included evidence of payment of the processing fees, academic briefs, master plan, environmental impact assessment, subsoil investigations report and the draft university law.

Senator Wamakko was at the NUC with the Foundation’s Secretary/Legal Adviser (Planning & Implementation Committee), Bello Mohammed Goronyo and an Adviser, Malam Nasir Isa Wasagu.

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