The National Research Foundation in Pretoria, South Africa has awarded a N32 million research grant to the Federal University in Dutsin-ma.
The 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 humanities, social sciences and indigenous knowledge.”
A statement by the FUDMA’s Public Relations Officer, Habibu Aminu, made public in Katsina on Saturday, explained that the fund was expected to be used for “Transdisciplinary Research for Pathways to Sustainability, Collaborative Research Action.”
Aminu disclosed that Muhammad Garba, the university’s director of research and development, broke the news of the research funding to the department’s directorate of public relations and protocol.
Garba gave his word that the money would be wisely used for its designated use.
In response to the development, University Vice Chancellor Professor Armaya’u Bichi reaffirmed his commitment to fortifying the University in order to draw in more grants that will increase the capacity of the faculty and students.
Bichi commended the University’s Directorate of Research and Development for what he described as a job well done “in not only securing the grant but putting the name of the institution in a global perspective which is in line with its vision and mission.”