The Senator representing Bayelsa East senatorial district and Chairman of the Senate Committee on Privatization, Mr Ben Murray-Bruce, will deliver the keynote speech at the 13th Founder’s Day ceremony of the American University of Nigeria (AUN).
The event is scheduled for Saturday, November 24, at the Lamido Aliyu Musdafa Commencement Hall on the main campus of the university in Yola, the Adamawa State capital.
An American tradition, the annual Founder’s Day celebrates the vision, progress and developmental strides of the American University of Nigeria, which graduated its first set of students in 2009.
They will also share experience on the unparalleled commitment to education, entrepreneurship, and community development motivation of the Founder and former Nigerian Vice President, His Excellency Atiku Abubakar, GCON. In conferring on the AUN Founder the first Global Citizenship Award on its 50th anniversary in 2011, the United States Peace Corps spoke glowingly of his generosity to the cause of education: “No private businessman in Africa has worked harder for democracy or contributed more to the progress of higher education than Atiku Abubakar,”