The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma has announced that the state-owned Imo State University (IMSU) will be renamed to “Mallam Abba Kyari University”.
Governor hope Uzodinma in a statement signed and released today, April 20th, 2020 by the Chief Press Secretary/Media Adviser to the Governor, Oguwuike Nwachuku said late Chief of Staff to president Buhari died as a patriot.
According to the statement, the idea was made public when the management and staff of the university led by the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Adaobi Obasi paid a visit to Governor Hope Uzodinma at the Executive Chambers of the State Government House.
Governor Hope Uzodinma reiterated that late Mallam Abba Kyari played a pivotal role in the liberation of Imo State and no gesture is too big for a man who died as a patriot.
The Governor added that consultations are underway with relevant stakeholders both in the education sector and in the State to critically look at the situation and take a decision.
The Governor urged the management staff of IMSU to live up to expectation, while pointing out that his Administration is very committed to quality education in the State and that Imo State University as the epicenter can not be left behind.
The University management through the VC commended the Governor for a job well done so far. She also called on all and sundry to support His Excellency to succeed.
Meanwhile it could be recalled that the former chief of staff to the Nigeria President, Late Abba Kyari was a high profile personality killed so far by the covid19 pandemic in Nigeria.