Mustapha Abacha was among 480 graduates that were convoked by MAAUN at the weekend –
The University was named after his mother Maryam Abacha, who is also chairperson of the varsity’s board of trustees –
Senator Aliyu Wammako, MAAUN’s pro-chancellor promised more achievements from the school which was holding its second convocation The youngest son of late Nigerian military head of state General Sani Abacha has graduated from the Maryam Abacha American University (MAAUN) in Maradi, Niger Republic. Daily Independent reports that Mustapha graduated alongside 479 other students from the university which was established in 2013.
According to the president and founder of the university Adamu Abubakar-Gwarzo, who gave the figure at the 2nd convocation of the Institution at the weekend, also graduated the first set of postgraduate students who were awarded master’s degrees in various fields of study. “Other achievements include; membership of the United Nations Academic Impact (UNAI), membership of the British Quality Foundation (BQF) and membership of the European Association for Quality Assurance in Higher Education (ENQA),” he said. Hajiya Maryam Abacha, chairperson of MAAUN’s Board of Trustees and wife of late General Abacha, urged the graduating students to be good ambassadors of the higher institution.
The Pro-Chancellor of the university and ex-Sokoto governor Senator Aliyu Wammako also promised to sustain the tempo of development in the university, whose achievements, he attributed to its commitment to education development.
Districttvafrica.com recently published details of how late General Abacha during his totalitarian regime argued that the execution of 43 Nigerians convicted of being armed robbers by the Robbery and Firearms Tribunals he set up was a way to stamp out criminality in the country. On Saturday, July 1995, the military under his leadership carried out one of the largest mass executions in Nigeria’s history. The army lined up the convicted prisoners at Kirikiri Maximum Security Prisons and executed them by firing squad.