By; SULAIMAN AHMED MISAU, Katsina
Federal University Dutsin-Ma (FUDMA) in Katsina State has won 32 million Naira research grant from National Research Foundation (NRF), Pretorius of South Africa.
A statement by the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the University, Malam Habibu Umar Aminu said the funds would be used for ‘’Transdisciplinary Research for Pathways to Sustainability Collaborative Research Action’’.
Malam Habibu Umar Aminu explained that, the National Research Foundation (NRF) is an agency of South African Government created to contribute to national development by supporting, promoting and advancing research and human capacity development through funding and the provision of necessary research infrastructure, in order to facilitate the creation of knowledge, innovation and development in all fields off science and technology, including humanities, social sciences and indigenous knowledge.
Malam Umar Aminu emphasized that, NRF vision was to identify and initiate pertinent and strategic partnerships with role-players within and beyond the national system of Innovation to respond to national priorities and international agendas to benefit society and ensure a better life for all.
Malam Aminu disclosed that, Director, Research and Development of the Federal University Dutsin-Ma Dr. Muhammad Ghazali Garba who announced the development assured that, the funds would be judiciously utilised for the purpose it was meant for.
Malam Habibu Umar Aminu also said the Vice Chancellor, Federal University Dutsin-Ma, Professor Armaya’u Hamisu Bichi congratulated the University’s community for the feat. assuring that, his determination would continue to strengthen the University to attract more grants that would boost staff and students’ capacity as they carry out such researches.
He added that Professor Bichi commended the University’s Directorate for Research and Development for the “Job well done in not only securing the grant but putting the name of the university in global perspective which is in line with its vision and mission.”