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Advancement Office, Federal University of Technology, Minna, University Library Building, Gidan Kwano Campus.
Email: advancement@futminna.edu.ng
Phone: +2348036273815

About the Advancement Office

Prof Idris-Nda Abdullahi

With the rapid increase in the costs associated with higher education, there has been an ever-increasing pressure placed upon universities to raise funds for institutional support. The function of the Advancement Office is to seek financial support for the institutions vision and goals. This is usually achieved by building meaningful relationships with governments at all levels, alumni, friends of the University, Non-Governmental Organisations, corporations, trust and foundations among others. The office therefore serves as a high-level Centre for generating and coordinating developmental programs in the university. The Advancement and Development Office (ADO) was established in January, 2008 and later renamed the Advancement Office (AO) in March, 2020 with the mission to create a sense of proprietary pride in the university by all its stakeholders; and to establish corporate and private sources of funding for its pursuit of the higher standard in teaching, research and services, as well as in the maintenance of the best university tradition of scholarly integrity and independence.

University Advancement leads an integrated and collaborative effort to secure philanthropic investment in the University’s strategic goals, its programs and students; build and nurture relationships with its constituents; and develop, communicate and showcase the University’s curricular and academic excellence.

To achieve success and advance the University’s strategic plan, we seek to create the infrastructure to support philanthropic activity, inform our stakeholders, involve our partners, and inspire a culture of giving and investment to propel us to become a model public university of technology, nationally recognized for exceptional programs that prepare our diverse student body for academic and professional success.

Vision

To serve as an agent of development and a catalyst in promoting stakeholder and public participation in funding education

 Mission

To create a sense of proprietary pride in the University by all its stakeholders; and to establish corporate and private sources of funding for its pursuit of the higher standard in teaching, research and services, as well as in the maintenance of the best University tradition of scholarly integrity and independence.

Mandate

  1. Dedicatedly build awareness, Community Advocacy and contribution among our constituents in order to strengthen the programmes of the University
  2. Seek to help students, staff, schools, alumni and friends of the University gain more pride and satisfaction through vital and lifelong connections to the University.
  • Support the University’s instructional, research and service mission through cultivation of relationships and fundraising for the benefit of the University
  1. Collate Institutional donor prospecting proposals, give advice on donor agencies to be targeted and ensure that proposals are impeccable, have excellent budgeting and that the University acquires the necessary resources.

Units of Advancement office.

  1. Advancement Services Unit
  2. Donor/ Corporate Relation Unit
  3. Alumni Relation Unit
  4. Communication services Unit

Areas of engagement

  • Pre-Alumni activities (Leave-a-Legacy project)
  • Gifts
  • Donations
  • Endowments
  • Philanthropic income
  • Patents
  • Fund Raising activities
  • Alumni Engagements
  • Marketable Products
  • Consultancy Services

Areas of collaborations

  • Potential Donor Research
  • Identification of Prospects
  • Links to potential donors
  • Protecting the University’s image at all times
  • Building good Student-Lecturer relations
  • Watching out for opportunities and acting on them

Proposed Strategic Projects

  • Student hostels
  • Skills development centre
  • Lecture Halls/Academic complexes
  • Integrated farm
  • Electricity infrastructure
  • Technology Park/Innovation center
  • International conference centre
  • Botanical garden
  • Closed-circuit television
  • Water treatment plant
  • Auditorium
  • Mechatronics Engineering innovation center

Brief Resume of Director

Prof Idris-Nda Abdullahi obtained his Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Geology from the Ahmadu Bello University Zaria in 1991, a Master’s degree in Hydrogeology from Federal University of Technology, Minna in 2002 and Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Geology, (Hydrogeology option) from Federal University of Technology, Minna, in 2010. He joined the services of FUT Minna in 2002 as Assistant Lecturer and rose through the ranks to become a Professor of Geology in 2019.