The Nigerian University Capacity Building Programme

Since the late 1990s, the CBN has expanded its involvement in community based activities beyond sporting development to include other areas of community development. In response to the general concern about the decaying infrastructure in the first generation universities, the Bank attempted to provide/improve key infrastructure under the Nigerian Universities Capacity Building Programme. Following the success of the pilot scheme, the programme has since been extended to include second generation universities. The projects carried out under this capacity building programme include the construction of administrative blocks, lecture halls, laboratories, health centres, and provision of IT and V-sat equipment.

The Bank has so far spent the sum of over N453m on such projects and more Universities are expected to benefit from the programme in subsequent years. The following universities have benefited under the programme:

Institution/Project

Grant

Remark

University of Ibadan, Ibadan Construction of a 1,200-seater Science Lecture Theatre

N30 million

Fully Disbursed

University of Lagos, Lagos
Purchase of classroom furniture and equipping Biochemistry laboratory

N25 million

Fully Disbursed

Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria

A customized building for a Biotechnology laboratory

N70 million

Fully Disbursed

University of Nigeria, Nsukka
Internet Connectivity Project: Site preparation, Equipment and Furniture

N37 million

Commissioned

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife Construction of and equipping  Computer Laboratory and Workshop

N25 million

Partially Disbursed

University of Benin, Benin City Construction of Health Centre Building

N37 million

Partially Disbursed

University of Maiduguri, Maiduguri Construction of  Lecture Theatre

N15 million

Partially Disbursed

Federal University of Technology, Yola
Transfer of ownership of Mai Bornu Housing Estate from CBN to the University and Financial grant towards the cost of renovating the estate

N43 million

Fully Disbursed

University of Port Harcourt, Choba  Construction of a Lecture Theatres

N15 million

Partially Disbursed

Bayero University, Kano

Construction of a Professorial Office block

N15 million

Partially Disbursed

Nnamdi Azikwe University, Awka Construction of Lecture Theatre and multi-purpose Hall

N21.5 million

Not Disbursed

University of Jos, Jos

Construction of a Bio-chemistry Laboratory

N15 million

Not Disbursed

Federal University of Technolgy, Akure
University Computer Resource Centre

N30 million

Not Disbursed

University of Calabar
Completion of graduate school building

N15 million

      -do-

Usman Dan Fodio University, Sokoto
Sport Complex

N15 million

     -do-

Ambubakar Tafawa Balewa University , Bauchi
Construction of an office / class room block

N15 million

      -do-

University of Uyo
Construction of a multi-purpose lecture theatre

N18 million

      -do-

Federal University of Technology, Owerri
Construction of Office Block for the department of health

N15 million

      -do-

Federal University of Technology, Minna
Construction of an office block

N20.3 million

      -do-

University of Agriculture Makurdi
Construction of an auditorium

N17 million

     -do-

University of Agriculture Abeokuta
Internet Connectivity Project:

N15 million

      -do-

Michael Okpara University
of Agriculture Umudike.
Internet Connectivity Project

N15 million

       -do-

University of Abuja
Construction of a student centre at the universities permanent site

N25 million

       -do-

University of Ilorin
Construction of a 20 room bungalow type II hostel

N14.4 million

       -do-

Total Grant to 24 Universities

Total Disbursement

N435 million

N201,867,900.12 million

(Source: Cenbank)

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