Governor Umar Ganduje of Kano state has announced the renaming of Northwest University to Yusuf Maitama Sule University.
The Governor made the announcement in a statement issued on Thursday by his spokesman, Salhu Tanko Yakassi.
Late Maitama Sule, a former permanent representative to the United Nations and a former minister, died on Monday in Egypt at age 88.
He was buried in Kano on Tuesday.
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Tanko said the decision for the renaming of the university to the name of the late elder statesman was reached at an extraordinary meeting of the state executive council.
”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,” Tanko said.
He also disclosed that the council has 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.
”Governor Ganduje’s administration is determined to honour sons and daughters of Kano who have sacrificed their lives to the development of the state,” Tanko added in the statement.