Kano Renames State University After Late Maitama Sule

Northwest University, Kano

By Longtong Ibrahim

The Kano state Government in north-western Nigeria has approved the renaming of Northwest University, Kano to Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano.

Spokesperson of the Kano state governor, Salihu Tanko Yakasai, in a statement noted that the decision was unanimously agreed by the Executive Council during an extraordinary meeting of the council held on Wednesday to immortalize Late Dan-masanin Kano, Alhaji Dr Yusuf Maitama Sule due to his immense contributions to the development of Kano, North and Nigeria at large.

Maitama Sule

The statement added that the Council also approved the renaming of Dawaki Road where the residence of Late Dan-masanin 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 outside Kano, for the state government to honor late Dan-masanin Kano.

Maitama Sule died on Monday, 3rd July, 2017 at a hospital in Cairo, Egypt, at the age of 87.

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