By; JACOB ONJEWU DICKSON
The Bayero University Alumni 91 Class has initiated an endowment fund to support the development of their alma mater.
Presenting a cheque of five thousand Naira to the Vice Chancellor of the University, the chairman of organization, Alhaji Sunusi Garba Abdullahi called on other class chapters to key into the project by donating at-least half a million Naira into the fund in order enhance the institution financial capacity in catering to the academic and welfare development of students.
He pledged the 91 chapter’s resolve to donate half a million annually into the fund.
The endowment was launched as part of chapter’s 30th anniversary held at the convocation arena of the University
Receiving the cheque on behalf of the Vice Chancellor, the DVC Academic Profesor Haruna Musa Danbatta commended the Chapter for the initiative which he said was the first in the history of the University.
While assuring judicious use of the funds, Professor Danbatta called on other class chapter to key into the programme for the development of university.
Similarly the Class 91 BUK alumni has donated food items and sanitaries to Tudun Maliki Torry Home in Kano Municipality.
Handing over the items to the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Women Affairs, the Chairman, Sunusi Garba Abdullah said the gesture was part of the group’s modest contribution for the welfare of the less privileged in the society.
He said the visit to the torry was not only to make the donation but to understand the challenges of place for the group continuous support.
Responding, the Permanent Secretary, Hajiya Amina Aminu expressed government’s appreciation for the gesture and implored others to emulate the group.
The class chapter also inaugurated 3 special committees towards harnessing individual member’s resources for contribution towards the development of our society.
The committees include that of security, headed by Brigadier General Sani Usman Kukasheka.
Other activities held were courtesy visits to Emirs of Kano and Rano, lecture on health and retirement as well as a gala night.