Imo state government denies plans to rename university after Abba Kyari 12 hours ago 2918 views by Oluwatobi Bolashodun – Plans to rename the Imo State University after late Abba Kyari have been dismissed by the Imo state government – Oguwike Nwachuku, the chief press secretary to the governor, described the viral report as fake news – Recall that a report was making the round that Governor Hope Uzodinma allegedly planned to rename Imo State University Imo government has reacted to a report that Governor Hope Uzodinma allegedly planned to rename Imo State University after the late Mallam Abba Kyari, the president’s chief of staff. The state government expressed outrage over the report describing it as fake news. This was disclosed in a statement signed by the governor’s chief press secretary, Oguwike Nwachuku, Daily Trust reports. He said the attention of the government had been drawn to news reports circulating on social media, that Uzodimma wants to rename Imo State University. Imo state government denies plans to rename university after Abba Kyari Source: Twitter Nwachuku said the fake report was an attempt to create disaffection between the government and the people of Imo state. COVID-19: Akwa Ibom state govt to begin random testing According to the chief press secretary, he was surprised that any right-thinking individual could think of coming up with such a report. The statement reads in part: “The attention of the Office of the Chief Press Secretary/Media Adviser to the Governor has been drawn to fake news circulating on the social media, purporting that Governor Hope Uzodimma wants to rename Imo State University, Owerri, after the late Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Abba Kyari. “The author(s) of the fake news had not only credited to the governor what he could not have said, but they criminally wrote the name of his Chief Press Secretary/Media Adviser, Mr Oguwike Nwachuku, as the one who signed the purported statement.” Meanwhile, evergreen newsonline previously reported that Kogi state governor, Alhaji Yahaya, Bello has commiserated with President Muhammadu Buhari over the death of his chief of staff. Alleged N19.63bn fraud: Ihedioha’s IMC ready to confess – Imo govt reveals Kyari died on Friday, April 17, and was buried in Abuja on Saturday, April 18.
Bello in his condolence letter to the president, sympathised with him, the presidency and the people of Borno state over the sad loss. Part of the letter read: “Mallam Kyari lived a good life of honesty, commitment to nation-building and service to God and humanity.”
In a related development, Governor Bala Mohammed of Bauchi stated that Kyari gave him tips that helped him deal with the COVID-19 medication. Mohammed had tested positive for the coronavirus but later recovered from the disease after testing negative twice.
The Bauchi state governor said the late chief of staff gave him the tips while they were both being treated for the disease in isolation.