Ighodalo Donates Huge Funds Towards Resolving UNIBEN’s Electricity Crisis

Dr Asue Ighodalo

Ighodalo Donates Huge Funds Towards Resolving UNIBEN’s Electricity Crisis

By Yvonne Uwadia

The University of Benin (UNIBEN) has recently received a significant boost in its efforts to address the persistent electricity challenges that have affected the institution for years. In a heartening display of philanthropy and commitment to his alma mater, Dr. Asue Ighodalo, the gubernatorial candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party PDP in the forthcoming Edo election and a distinguished alumnus, has donated a generous sum of N2.5 million to the UNIBEN Electricity Initiative.
The donation was formally acknowledged by Dr. Stephen Obeki, the Acting Director of Alumni Relations at UNIBEN. In his statement, Dr. Obeki expressed profound gratitude on behalf of the Vice Chancellor, Professor Lilian Salami, and the entire UNIBEN alumni community.

“On behalf of the Vice Chancellor, Professor Lilian Salami, and the UNIBEN alumni community, I write to acknowledge the receipt of the donation of N2.5 million by Mr. Asue Ighodalo to the UNIBEN Electricity Initiative. This donation will go a long way toward solving the electricity problem facing the University. Thank you,” Dr. Obeki stated.

The UNIBEN Electricity Initiative is a critical project aimed at providing a stable and reliable power supply to the university, which has struggled with frequent power outages that disrupt academic and administrative activities. The initiative seeks to enhance the learning environment and improve the overall campus experience for students and staff alike.

Ighodalo, a prominent lawyer and founding partner of Banwo & Ighodalo, has been an active member of the UNIBEN alumni community and a vocal advocate for educational development in Nigeria. His generous contribution is a testament to his unwavering commitment to giving back to the institution that played a pivotal role in his academic and professional formation.

Vice Chancellor Professor Lilian Salami, known for her dynamic leadership and transformative vision for UNIBEN, has been instrumental in rallying support from the university’s alumni network. Under her stewardship, the university has seen significant strides in various developmental projects, with the electricity initiative being a top priority.
The N2.5 million donation by Barr. Ighodalo is expected to be utilized effectively to expedite the completion of ongoing projects aimed at ensuring a sustainable power supply. This contribution not only addresses an immediate need but also sets a precedent for other alumni and philanthropists to support the university in various capacities.

The university administration extends its heartfelt thanks to Ighodalo and looks forward to further collaborations that will enhance the institution’s growth and development.