Staff at a major Scottish university received a real welcome meeting with two esteemed Nigerian graduates.
Representatives of the University of Dundee met with His Royal Highness, the Emir of Keffi, Dr. Shehu Chindo Yamusa III, and His Royal Highness, the Emir of Bakura, Alhaji Bello Muhammad Sani, both graduates of Dundee, as part of the ongoing commitment to the extensive community of university graduates in the country.
The Emir of Keffi graduated from the University in 2004, and received the Master of Law degree, while the Emir of Bakura obtained his Master of Science from Dundee in 1977.
Meetings were also held between representatives of Dundee and counterparts of Nasarawa State University to establish links between the two institutions.
Overwhelmed by the warm welcome they received from their distinguished hosts, Professor Peter McEleavy of the University of Dundee said: "Participating with Alumni is a central part of my role as academic leader of The University for Sub-Saharan Africa, however, this was the first time I was received at a Royal Palace and received a traditional horn, drums and singers.
"His Royal Highness, Dr. Shehu Chindo Yamusa III was a very kind and welcoming host. He explained the historical ties of Keffi Emirate with Scotland and affirmed his desire to promote the University of Dundee in the state of Nasarawa. We were delighted when he accompanied us to the Nasarawa State University, of which he is Chancellor, and where productive discussions with the institution's management team began. "
The University of Dundee already enjoys a strong relationship with Nigeria, with almost 150 students currently studying in what is known as the sunniest city in Scotland. Dundee has become a popular destination for Nigerian students, offering high quality courses related to the country's oil and gas sector, as well as business, engineering and law.
Professor Raphael Heffron, second member of Dundee's visiting team at the Center for Energy Law, Policy and Legislation, Petroleum and Minerals of the University, added: "These visits were highlights From our visit to this amazing country, it was a real honor to meet the Emir of Keffi and hear his support for Dundee's Nigerian alumni network, and we look forward to further developing our relationship with the Nigerian students. "
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