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The Centre for Arts and Indigenous Studies (CAIS), Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai and its Director, Professor Sule Emmanuel Egya have won foreign grants for the University.

A letter signed by Professor Egya informing the University Management stated that while one of the grants is in monetary term worth $36,245, which is about N29 million, the other is fellowship.

He added that the amount is expected to fund a joint project by the Centre and Eloyi Foundation in Nasarawa State.

Professor Egya stated that the monetary grant is sponsored by Modern Endangered Archieve program of the University of California, Los Angeles to work on “Digitalizing and Curating Eloyi Cassette Recordings”.

For the Senior Research Fellowship which is won by the Director himself, Professor Sule Emmanuel Egya, it is sponsored by the College of Social Sciences and Humanities of the University Alliance, Flurd Region, Germany.

The Fellow is expected to stay in the University of Duisburg for six months to undertake research on, “Decolonial Ecology: African Literature, Indigenous Practices and Planetary Balance”.

The Vice Chancellor, Professor Abu Kasim Adamu had since congratulated Professor Egya and said the two grants would definitely raise the University’s research profile on the global map.

He challenged other researchers in the University to buckle up for more wins.