The Kano State Government has renamed its Northwest University as Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano. The Northwest University is one of the two state-owned universities established by the past Kwankwaso Administration.
The Commissioner of Information, Malam Mohammed Garba, announced the decision at a news conference in Kano on Thursday. Garba said the decision was taken during an extraordinary meeting of the State Executive Council which took place on Wednesday night.
He said the council approved the renaming of the University in order to immortalise the late Danmasanin Kano, Dr Yusuf Maitama Sule, for his immense contributions to the development of Kano State, the North and Nigeria.
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