The Imo state Government has denied reports that Governor Hope Uzodinma is planning to rename the Imo State University, Owerri after late Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.
This is coming after a viral post on social media stating so.
The stateme reads:
“Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State has hinted that plans are in place to rename the state-owned Imo State University to Mallam Abba Kyari University.”
“The Governor made this call when the management staff of the university led by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Adaobi Obasi paid him a visit at the Executive Chambers of the Imo State Government House.”
“The Governor went on to say that 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 also said 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 Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Mr. Oguwuike Nwachukwu however tagged it as “fake news” while reacting to calls from an online platform POLITICS NIGERIA.