In Abuja, the Aviation Minister of Nigeria, Hadi Sirika, revealed on Wednesday that the government has officially entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Nile University of Nigeria. The purpose of the MoU is to establish the African Aviation and Aerospace University (AAAU), with plans for it to commence operations in September of this year. The statement was released by the spokesperson for the Ministry of Aviation, Odutayo Oluseyi.
“We are glad that in accordance with convention, norm and practice of the Nigerian University Commission, we are partnering with the Nile University of Nigeria for support and take off of this University with the core mandate of aerospace aviation and aeronautical science,” Mr Sirika was quoted to have said at the ceremony.
“It’s also expected that more research in academic collaboration is established between AAAU and Nile University for the mutual benefit of the two universities,” the statement said.
“After due discussion and intensive negotiation and understanding, we have come to the level where officially we can append our signature to a MoU that will be mutually beneficial to the two institutions,” he said.
“To us, we are privileged and indeed pleased to be part of this MoU, and we look forward to actively participating in the delivery of this brand-new university that is to impact positively on Nigeria and the African continent.”