About Us

The MAAUN mission drives our focus on quality education for all and service to our neighbors in need.

Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria (MAAUN) is a large private university situated in the ancient commercial city of Kano State of Nigeria. 

Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria, Kano is fully licensed and accredited by the National Universities Commission (NUC).

MAAUN is well-equipped with the State – of – the – Art facilities, experienced faculties, ideal and flexible learning environment. Furthermore, the academic programs are robust and enriched with real-world working experience, career prospects, multicultural experiences in tandem with the global best practice.

At the moment, the University runs 19 undergraduate programs in five schools – Computing, Health Sciences, Nursing Science, School of Law, Social and Management Sciences.

MAAUN is located at No. 5 Adamu Abubakar Gwarzo Road, Hotoro – Nassarawa, GRA Kano.








The idea of establishing the university was conceived following the call by the Federal Government of Nigeria on the need for the private sector to participate in expanding access to university education in the country.
Consequently, MAAUN Kano was founded in April, 2021 by Professor Adamu Abubakar Gwarzo as a response to the clarion call and demonstration of his passion for access to quality university education and youth empowerment in Nigeria and African sub-region.


H.E Hajia Maryam Abacha

The University is established in honor of Her Excellency Hajia Maryam Abacha who was the wife of General Sani Abacha – the military ruler of Nigeria from 1993 until his death in 1998. 

As the first lady of Nigeria, she was known for her charitable works and advocacy for women and children. She established the Family Support Program (FSP) in 1994, which improved the living conditions of families, especially those living in poverty.

Hajia Maryam Abacha was also an active member of the African First Ladies Peace Mission, which worked to promote peace and development in Africa. 

Hajia Maryam Abacha continued to pursue her passion for philanthropy even after her husband’s death, and leading role in establishing Maryam Abacha American University of Niger in 2013. Today, the university is one of the most prestigious in the country and serves as a testament to her enduring legacy.

Our Mission &

The mission of Maryam Abacha American University of Nigeria is ‘to offer the world well-educated and talented leaders and captains of industries by providing affordable and accessible qualitative education and skills to all generations’.



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