The Niger state government and Kent State University in Ohio, United States have signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) for cultural exchange.


Abdullberqy Ebbo, special adviser to the Niger state governor on media, announced the partnership in a statement on Wednesday.

He said the agreement encompasses various areas of cooperation such as student and lecturer exchange schemes, scholarships, vocational and executive education, and institutional capacity enhancement, among others.

The media adviser said Niger state intends to establish a Kent State University Study Centre in Minna.


This, he explained, will offer a platform for students and faculty to participate in academic and cultural exchanges, thereby augmenting educational prospects.

“The signing of the MoA between the Niger State Government and the Kent State University marks a significant milestone in the state’s ambition to set the benchmark for education in Nigeria,” the statement reads.

“In another meeting in Kent, Ohio, Governor Umaru Bago engaged with the Nigeria-USA Chamber of Commerce.


“The chamber presented opportunities and primary sectors for potential collaboration with the Niger state government.

“These sectors include but are not limited to agriculture, value chain enhancement, exports, and mining.”

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