The administration of Niger State and Kent State University in Ohio, USA, have signed a memorandum of agreement (MoA) for cultural interaction.
The agreement was announced on Wednesday by Abdullberqy Ebbo, special assistant to the governor of Niger state on media.
He stated that the agreement covers a wide range of areas of collaboration, including student and lecturer exchange programs, scholarships, vocational and executive education, and institutional capacity building.
According to the media adviser, Niger state aims to open a Kent State University Study Center 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.”