Sahara Group has announced plans to establish the Sahara School of Innovation and Extrapreneurship at the University of Lagos, Akoka.
According to a statement made available, the facility would serve as a platform for enabling inventions and promoting solutions that would facilitate sustainable development and global competitiveness in Africa.
The Director, Governance and Sustainability, Sahara Group, Ejiro Gray, said the firm would partner with UNILAG to make the school a world class institution that would proffer solutions to future challenges.
She noted that emphasis would be placed on areas such as entrepreneurship, data science, digital arts and culture, artificial intelligence and robotics, fintech, the future of energy, among others.
The ceremony of the proposed school was held last week Friday.
Gray: “This project reinforces our commitment to giving back always and serves as one of Sahara Group’s contributions towards building a formidable legacy for sustainable development.”
She added, “For over 26 years, innovation and extraprenuership have driven Sahara’s growth across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.
“We are confident that working with the University of Lagos, a foremost institution of global repute, the school would deliver sustainable value for the benefit of Africa and the world at large.”
Lauding Sahara Group for the initiative, the Vice-Chancellor, University of Lagos, Prof. Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, said it was exciting that the drivers of the project were alumni of the UNILAG from different faculties.
He noted that the Sahara Group School of Innovation and Extrapreneurship project hallmarked the repositioning of UNILAG as a university of the future.
She said the indices were in terms of seamless maintenance, inclusiveness, transparency, relevance and scalability of modules/inventions, access to strategic/financial advisory and collaboration for regional and global impact.