Why We Named Faculty of Law After Magajiya Dambatta — MAAUN

Why We Named Faculty of Law After Magajiya Dambatta — MAAUN

AREWA AGENDA – The Management of Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria (MAAUN), Kano, has given reasons why it named the Faculty of law after the late veteran Hausa Singer, Hajiya Magajiya Danbatta Makoda.

The President and Founder of the University, Prof. Adamu Abubakar Gwarzo made the clarification in a statement issued to newsmen in Kano on Tuesday.

He said the management had decided to name the building after the renowned Hausa singer because of her contributions in explaining the importance of girl-child education in her songs

“Late Magajiya Dambatta sang multiple songs that enlightened and educated the nation on the importance of school enrolment in the late 70s, her death is a big loss to the entire people of Northern Nigeria which deserved a memorable accolade.

“As such, we found her (Magajiya Dambatta: Halima Malam Lasan) worthy even after her death to be honoured based on her contributions which impacted many in our society at large.

“Even before her death, MAAUN had long ago decided to honour the deceased with honorary degree during our forthcoming convocation, but unfortunately death took her unaware before the time” Gwarzo said

According to the statement, the Management had already resolved and agreed on granting her legacy with the “Award of Posthumous Honorary Degree” as well as naming its newly constructed edifice (the MAAUN Nigeria Faculty of Law) after her.

The statement further explained that the honour done to the deceased was not on the fact that she was a singer, rather on the basis of her immense contributions to educational development and knowledge.

“A deep rooted research has proven that, among her numerous songs climax into the enrolment of over 3, 000 children in school way back early 70’s, among whom are prominent Lawyers and Judges, Medical Personnel, Engineers, Social Scientists, Art and Cultural Entertainers, Doctors, Agricultural Scientists, Technologists, Innovators, Administrators, Teachers, and Liberal Leaders among many.

“The values where the late veteran singer added to the society especially in the areas of educational growth and development, conflict resolution, and cultural morality cannot be overemphased, and therefore, deserves the honour,” the statement added.

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