A higher institution, previously called, The Northwest University was established by the Kano state government in 2012
The university has both a temporary and main campus, located at various locations within the Kano metropolis
Alhaji Maitama Sule, whose name the university now bears, was a native of Kano state who passed away on Monday, July 3, at the age of 87. This was reportedly as a result of pneumonia in Cairo, Egypt. The Institution, ‘The Northwest University’ has been renamed to ‘The Maitama Sule University’ by the Kano state government, Arewa News reports.
The name change is believed to have been effected in tribute to the late elderly statesman who recently passed on and has been effected on the order of the state governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, and the state’s executive council.
The news was made public yesterday, Wednesday, July 5. The Northwest University Kano which was established in 2012 is owned by the Kano state government.
The institution’s temporary campus is located at the center of the city of Kano; while the main campus is situated along Gwarzo Road off Kofar Kabuga, Kano.
Alhaji Maitama Sule was a Nigerian politician, acclaimed orator, and diplomat
In 1976, he became the federal commissioner of public complaints, a position that made him the nation’s pioneer ombudsman. He passed away on Monday, July 3.
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