Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has laid the foundation of Resource Auditorium at the Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies (IPSS), University of Ibadan (UI) donated to the institution by Senator Abiola Ajimobi Foundation (SAAF).
Kano State’s Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, made this known in a statement made available to PlatinumPost on Thursday.
He said the event was part of activities marking the first posthumous birthday and 3rd Annual Roundtable Discussion in honour of the immediate past governor, put together by the foundation.
The governor, while turning the sod, said that late Ajimobi, who left office in May last year and died June this year, would be remembered for his efforts to develop the state.
He particularly eulogised Ajimobi for his immense contribution to the development of the education sector.
Speaking at the occasion, the widow, who doubles as President of the Foundation, Dr. Florence Ajimobi, extoled virtues of her husband whom she said had the interest of his people at heart.
She said the Foundation decided to enter into a collaboration with the Institute by institutionalizing the annual roundtable.
She announed that the auditorium centre would be commissioned on December 17, next year which concides with the second anniversary of his death.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was also signed between the university and the Foundation, the statement said.
In his remark, the Director of IPSS, Professor Tajudeen Akanji, described Ajimobi as a man of peace.
He said the collaboration would ensure the sustenance of the development agenda and legacies of Senator Ajimobi.
Wife of Kano State’s governor, Prof. Hafsat Ganduje and family; acting Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Babalola Ekanola; and the state commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba joined the Ajimobi’s at the foundation laying ceremony.