Federal University Dutsin-Ma (FUDMA) in Katsina State has won a sum of N32 million research grant from The National Research Foundation (NRF), Pretoria, South Africa.
The fund would be used for ‘’Transdisciplinary Research for Pathways to Sustainability Collaborative Research Action’’.
Habibu Umar Aminu, the university’s Public Relations Officer disclosed this in a statement made available to newsmen in Katsina.
“NRF is an agency of the South African Government created to contribute to national development by supporting, promoting and advancing research and human capacity development through funding and the provision of necessary research infrastructure, in order to facilitate the creation of knowledge, innovation and development in all fields of science and technology, including humanities, social sciences and indigenous knowledge”.
“Its vision is to identify and initiate pertinent and strategic partnerships with role-players within and beyond the national system of Innovation to respond to national priorities and international agendas to benefit the society and ensure a better life for all”, he said.
The University’s Director of Research and Development, Dr Muhammad Ghazali Garba who announced the development, said the funds shall be judiciously utilised for the purpose it was meant for.
Reacting to the development, the University Vice Chancellor, Prof. Armaya’u Hamisu Bichi while congratulating the University community for the feat assured of his determination to continue to strengthen the University to attract more grants that will boost staff and students’ capacity as they carry out such researches.
He commended the University’s Directorate for Research and Development for the job well done in not only securing the grant but putting the name of the university in a global perspective which is in line with its vision and mission.