The team led by its Chairman, Alhaji Ahmad Sani Namado, was received by SUN’s Head of Corporate Affairs, Engr. Bashir Garba, who took them round the institution’s facilities.
Also on the KATSU entourage were Alhaji Salisu Dagumawa, Alhaji Nura Marshall, Alhaji Umar Sani and Mujid Ahmad Baba.
KATSU is the umbrella body of various traders’ associations in Kano State.
The traders later met with the SUN Vice Chancellor, Prof. P.K Biswas.
Also at the meeting was the institution’s Registrar, Mr. Satya Vir Singh.
Prof. Biswas highlighted SUN’s mission in the nation’s educational sector and solicited the traders’ support in the task of building a sound legacy for the institution within and outside the country.
He said: “ Skyline University Nigeria is the first private university in Kano. People have asked us why the choice of Kano and not Lagos or Abuja. We have our objective and the decision to come to Kano was influenced by several factors.
“ The North East and North West regions of Nigeria are devoid of quality tertiary educational institutions. Some of the good universities are located in Southern part of Nigeria – South East, South- South and South West.
“North East and North West have good resources and Kano is a very important city as far as commerce is concerned. The city has a lot of potential in commerce and business. But there is no quality tertiary educational institution here. That prompted us to come here (Kano).
“ We have another institution in United Arab Emirates (UAE), Skyline University College, Sharjah. It was established in 1990 and it has established a solid reputation for itself as one of the best institutions in the emirates.
“ Kano is a very good place to come if you consider the peoples’ hospitality and we will work to develop the state.”
He said the university has a 20-year developmental plan and has put parameters in place to ensure a successful stint in the sector.
In his response, the KATSU chairman assured the SUN team of the association’s readiness to cooperate with the institution in its quest to develop the state.