Mr. Oguwuike Nwachuku, the Chief Press Secretary to Governor Hope Uzodinma of Imo State, has finally reacted to the reports of renaming Imo State University (IMSU) to the late Buhari’s Chief of Staff, Mallam Abba Kyari University.
The viral statement was contained in a press release allegedly signed by Mr. Nwachukwu and published by TheBreakingTimes.
The statement 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 Governor urged the management staff of IMSU to live up to expectation while pointing out that his administration is very committed to quality education in the State and that Imo State University as the epicentre can not be left behind.”
“The University management through the VC commended the Governor for a job well done so far. She also called on all and sundry to support His Excellency to succeed.”
Reacting over the publication, the chief press secretary to Governor Uzodinma, Oguwuike Nwachukwu, said he never signed such Press Release and should not in any way be attributed to him.
He urged the public to disregard the information as fake, adding that the statement was not issued by the Imo State government.