Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State has approved the sum of N500 million for Ambrose Alli University to upgrade its facilities.
Speaking at the inauguration of eight member Governing Council of the university chaired by Professor Greg Akenzua, Governor Oshiomhole said the money will be paid in installments, beginning from this month and spread over a couple of months.
Governor Oshiomhole who acknowledged that the institution has several challenges said the Governing Council will decide how best to put the money to use, but that he expects value for every kobo spent.
The Governor said he has total confidence in the new AAU Governing Council as it is made up of seasoned academics, administrators, and people who have demonstrated passion for quality education.
Responding, Chairman of the Council, Prof Greg Akenzua, on behalf of others, pledged that the Council would do its best to reposition the University and justify the confidence reposed in them by the Governor.
Other members of the council are Professor Thomas Audu, Professor Tom Imobighe, Dr Andrew Isegwe, Dr Andrew Okwilagbe, Dame Esohe Jacobs, Prince Tony Omoaghe and Dr Godswill Ogboghodo.