By Sabiu Abdullahi
Dr. Muhammad Sulaiman Abdullahi, a lecturer in the Department of Nigerian Languages and Linguistics at Bayero University Kano, has arrived in Beijing with his family, his close associate, Dr. Muhsin Ibrahim, posted on his Facebook handle.
Dr. Abdullahi is set to contribute to the global academic landscape by teaching Hausa to Chinese students at Beijing Foreign Language University (BFSU).
This collaboration marks a unique opportunity for cultural immersion and linguistic exchange between Nigeria and China.
Dr. Abdullahi’s expertise in Nigerian languages, particularly Hausa, is expected to enrich the linguistic diversity at BFSU, one of China’s premier institutions for language studies.
The initiative is part of BFSU’s ongoing efforts to broaden its language curriculum, offering students exposure to languages beyond the traditional offerings.
Dr. Abdullahi’s presence is anticipated to foster a deeper understanding of Nigerian culture and language among Chinese students, promoting cross-cultural dialogue.
As the academic semester commences, Dr. Muhammad Sulaiman Abdullahi is poised to become a cultural ambassador, bridging the gap between Nigeria and China through the universal language of education.