- The Northwest University as previously called, was established by the Kano state government in 2012
- The university has both a temporary and main campus, located at various positions 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
The Northwest University, Kano, has been changed to the Maitama Sule University by the Kano state government, Arewa News reports.
The name change is believed to have been effected in honor of the late statesman who recently passed on and it has been effected on the order of the state governor Abdullahi Ganduje and the state's executive council.
The news was made public on 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.
Recall that NAIJ.com previously reported that the body of late Dr Maitama Sule, the Dan masanin Kano was laid to rest.
The Chief Imam of Kano, Prof. Sani Zaharaddeen, conducted the prayer, with Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje and his Deputy, Prof. Hafiz Abubakar and the Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi II in attendance.
The late Maitama-Sule (87) was later buried at Kara Cemetery at Kofar Mazugal in Kano metropolis.
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