Founder’s Day at the American University of Nigeria celebrates the founding, development, and remarkable progress of our university. The ceremony in particular honors our Founder, His Excellency, Atiku Abubakar, GCON, former Vice-President of Nigeria for his vision in establishing this unique university-- Africa’s Development University. It also recognizes and celebrates the many accomplishments of its outstanding students, faculty and staff as well as our proud alumni.
Past Founder’s Day keynote speakers include: Bishop Matthew Kukah, Bishop of Sokoto Diocese; Professor Charles Soludo, former Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria; His Excellency Dr. Gilbert Bukenya, former Vice President of Uganda; Professor William Bertrand of Tulane University, New Orleans; Senator Ben Murray-Bruce, Chairman of Silverbird Group; and Dr. Paul Vita, CEO of Madrid Campus of Saint Louis University.
This year’s Founder’s Day is the 15th in the series and is scheduled to be held on Saturday, November 27, 2021.