Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State on Monday said he plans to rename the state-owned Imo State University after the late Chief of Staff to the President, Abba Kyari.
According to Premium Times, the governor stated this when the management staff of the university led by the Vice Chancellor, Adaobi Obasi, paid him a visit at Government House, Owerri.
Mr Kyari died of complications arising from an infection of coronavirus and was been buried in Abuja on Saturday.
Mr Uzodinma, according to a statement from his Chief Press Secretary, Oguwuike Nwachuku, said Mr Kyari played a pivotal role in the liberation of Imo State.
He said no gesture is too big for a man who died as a patriot.
However, the governor, in the statement, did not elaborate on what he meant by the ‘liberation of Imo’, he emerged governor based on a Supreme Court ruling after initially coming fourth in the governorship election last year.
Mr Uzodinma is a member of Nigeria’s ruling All Progressives Congress.
The governor also said that consultations are underway with relevant stakeholders both in the education sector and in the state to critically look at the plan to rename the university and take a decision.
The governor who urged the management staff of IMSU to live up to expectation reiterated his administration’s commitment to providing quality education in the state.
He noted that Imo State University cannot be left behind.
The vice chancellor commended the governor for a job well done so far.
She also called for total support to the governor to enable him to succeed.