There are three key elements to the University structure for Advancement
- A University Advancement Board (UAB)/Developement Council
- A Directorate of University Advancement
- A US based Foundation - The Nigeria Higher Education Foundation (NHEF)
The UAB, whose members are drawn from all sections of the Nigerian community governs the Centre. It consists of distinguished members who spearhead decisions made by the University leadership on fund raising and stimulates support among corporations, foundations, allumni and other individuals.
Its main goal is to stimulate the programmes of the University by generating resources for the institution. The responsibilities and activities of the council are to publicize the University and its works, acquire major gifts for the institution, assist the institution to meet specific financial needs, assist the Vice-Chancellor in carrying out programmes related to these functions and participate in the life of the Community and surrounding areas.