SPESSCE, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (ABU)

Host University: Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria

Centre Leader: Prof. Mohammed Bello Yunusa

Deputy Centre Leader(s): Dr. Kulomri Jipato Adogbo

Website: https://spesse.abu.edu.ng/

Contact: spesse@abu.edu.ng

Following a Call for Proposals to establish the Sustainable Procurement, Environmental and Social Standards Enhancement Centre for Excellence (SPESSCE) through NUC by the World Bank in 2019, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria submitted one of the best proposal’s on sustainable procurement, Environment and Social Standards. The proposal addresses areas ranging from applied research, capacity building and risk management.

After rigorous and extensive review of proposals sent by different universities across Nigeria, Ahmadu Bello University secured the award and approval for the establishment of ABU SPESSCE for the North West Zone. This reaffirmed the position of our university in the community of universities. Kudos to the Vice Chancellor Professor Ibrahim Garba for his brilliance in turning arround competetive stance of our institution. The Sustainable precurement, Environmental and Social Standards Enhancement Centre of Excellence is headed by PROF. Mohammed Bello YUNUSA

Our Philosophy


Our philosophy is to produce high caliber graduates with the required analytical and problem solving skills in the areas of procurement, environmental, and social standards, relevant to national and international communities, on all kinds of projects irrespective of the sector. The Centre will partner with people and mount courses on issues of sustainable development at all levels of society, in order to build communities that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. The courses will offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient communities that will promote sustainable development in all of their development activities.

The Centre will partner with people and mount courses on issues of sustainable development at all levels of society, in order to build communities that can withstand crisis, and drive and sustain the kind of growth that improves the quality of life for everyone. The courses will offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient communities that will promote sustainable development in all of their development activities.

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