The Governor of Imo State, Hope Uzodinma, has on Monday said that his administration has no plan of renaming the state-owned Imo State University to Mallam Abba Kyari University.
This is coming against the backdrop of a statement issued on Monday by the Governor’s Chief Press Secretary and Media Adviser, Oguwuike Nwachuku, alleging that, Governor Uzodimma has hinted that plans are in place to rename the state-owned Imo State University after Mallam Abba Kyari.
The statement alleged that 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.
“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.
“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 management staff of IMSU should live up to expectation. My Administration is very committed to quality education in the State and that Imo State University as the epicenter can not be left behind,” the statement said.
However, in a swift reaction, Uzodinma said: “The press statement circulated to journalists did not emanate from my office.
“It is not true. It is a fake news. We apologise for the error.”