Phoenix Varsity Hub for robotic Technology, AI – Monarch

Amina Mohammed, Lafia.


The Emir of Keffi, Dr Shehu Chindo Yamusa has described Phoenix University, Agwada in Kokona’s local government area of Nasarawa State, as a hub for robotic technology and artificial intelligence in the country.

Speaking during a facility tour of the university, the first-class monarch said the infrastructure and facilities put in place by the management stand out as one of the best the country can boast of.

According to him, only the Afe Babalola University in Ekiti State can be compared to Phoenix in terms of infrastructure and facilities.

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The monarch said he is especially impressed by the institution’s Robotic Technology initiative, adding that the vision showed that the owner of the university was forward-looking and in tune with the global trend.

He said with the state-of-the-art equipment already in place, the institution is bound to become the Robotic Technology and Artificial Intelligence hub in the country.

Speaking, the proprietor of the University, Former governor and senator, Abdullahi Adamu, said his vision for Phoenix University Agwada, is with a profound sense of pride.

Adamu expressed his joy in being part of the University team, extending gratitude to royal figures for their visit to witness the university’s grandeur.


Explaining the rationale behind situating Phoenix University in a rural area, Adamu emphasized the significant rural population, where access to education in urban centers poses challenges.

He recounted his father’s teaching profession and the lack of educational infrastructure in Agwada, the university’s birthplace, underscoring the need for indigenous higher education institutions.

“It is not my university but the people’s university, my intention, and vision are born out of giving back to society”,

He reiterated that profit was not his motive, as evidenced by his choice to establish the institution in a rural area rather than an urban center.

In a gesture of appreciation, Adamu thanked transitional leaders for their visit and pledged unwavering support for Phoenix University’s growth.