One of Nigeria’s leading tertiary institutions, University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) has said it is expanding its brand beyond the tertiary education sector with the acquisition of the Anambra Motor Manufacturing Company (ANAMCO).
UNN’s Vice-Chancellor, Professor Benjamin Ozumba, who disclosed this during a visit by a group of Nsukka eminent sons and daughters including traditional rulers, said the university has finalized plans to acquire ANAMCO to begin manufacturing of tractors.
The university, according to the Professor is going into the venture in collaboration with some countries.
Under the project tagged ‘Tractorization Programme’, Ozumba explained that the university seeks to produce about 500 tractors yearly at the plant.
The VC envisaged that the project will lead to the industrialization of the town and Enugu state in general.
“As soon as I was appointed the VC here, the first thing I did was to meet Nsukka people in a town hall parley before commencing work. I am happy to note that most of your humble requests here have been taken care of without prompting.
“On the issue of erosion, we have commenced serious work on that and the World Bank has taken up the issue,” he said.
Ozumba also announced that a science park would be established in the university and experts from Sweden were already in the country to discuss with officials of the University.
The leader of the group, Igwe Spencer Ugwoke, the traditional ruler of Obimo community, commended the Vice-Chancellor for the projects going on in the university and assured him of the support of the people of Nsukka.