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The Center

The Atiku Centre for Leadership, Entrepreneurship and Development, AC-LEAD host all development initiatives of the university. Located on the ground floor of the digital library, the centre was created in 2014. AC-LEAD is in charge of the development of proposals and sourcing of funds to implement projects that have been designed within the university either by faculty and or students or in response to donor request for proposals.

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Work and Team

The centre is led by Audu Liman, a seasoned project administrator and grants and contracts Specialist who provides oversight and direction for all staff under the centre. The centre host a robust monitoring and evaluation team led by Ms. Lilliane Ayuktabe a skilled measurement expert and Hajiya Turai Kadir who is well versed in community relationships and engagement. This team works together with other project staff to design and implement projects utilizing the AUN financial and operations infrastructure.

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What we do

The centre provides a one stop shop for all development initiatives utilizing our local knowledge and global expertise to study problems, develop solutions and productize the implementation of the solutions in the form of projects. A major role of the centre is serving as a learning and resource centre where students undertake research and experience hands on project management while earning an income as work study students. The centre also provides expert advice and technical supportĀ  to faculty intending to apply for research grants.

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Development Experience

The centre is respected within the development community in Nigeria for its local solutions to local problems, cost effective project implementation and effective project management. This is possible due to the comparative advantage we have, of access to high quality faculty and progressive students and top class university infrastructure, systems and structures that together complement donor funds as we implement projects.

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