By Mustapha Adamu, Kano
The Kano State government has renamed the Northwest University after late elder statesman, Yusuf Maitama Sule.
Hours after late Maitama Sule’s burial, rumours bagan making the rounds that the state university was renamed after the late former First Republic minister.
But the state government swiftly debunked the rumour through the Director General, Communication to the state governor, Salihu Tanko Yakasai, saying the immortalization issue would be discussed at the Executive Council Meeting on Thursday.
In a statement by Mr. Yakasai on Thursday, the state government finally resolved to renamed the university after the Maitama Sule during what it called ‘Extra Ordinary Council Meeting’ on Wednesday night.
The statement added that the name of the deceased’s street, formerly known as Dawaki Road, had also been renamed after him as Maitama Sule Road.
Read the statement below:
The Governor of Kano State His Excellency Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR and the State Executive Council has approved the renaming of Northwest University Kano to Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano.
The decision was unanimously agreed by the Executive Council during an extraordinary meeting of the council late last night to immortalize Late Danmasanin Kano Alhaji Dr Yusuf Maitama Sule due to his immense contributions to the development of Kano, Arewa and Nigeria at large.
The Council also approved the renaming of Dawaki Road where the residence of Late Danmasanin Kano is located to Yusuf Maitama Sule Road while the current Yusuf Maitama Sule link Road has been renamed Jafaru Dan Mallam Link Road.
The decision was reached after an extensive deliberation at the extraordinary council, and taking into account people’s calls from within and outaide Kano, for the state government to honour late Danmasanin Kano since his demise.
Governor Ganduje’s administration is determined to honour sons and daughters of Kano who have sacrificed their lives to the development of the state.
Salihu Tanko Yakasai
DG Media & Communications
Government House Kano
July 6th, 2017.
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