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Kano Varsity To Be Named After Billionaire Magnate Aliko Dangote

The renaming of the Kano University of Science and Technology Wudil after Nigerian billionaire business magnate Aliko Dangote, has on Tuesday 11th Oct, been approved by the Kano State House of Assembly.

This development is as a result of the letter written  and presented to the State Assembly by the Executive in May 2022, asking the approval  of the House to change the name of the institution to Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology, Wudil.

During a plenary session presided over by the Speaker, Hamisu Chidari, the house  adopted the renaming of the institution after much deliberation.

Speaking to newsmen shortly after plenary, Majority leader of the House, Labaran Madari, explained that the lawmakers supported the initiative by the state government due to the immense contribution of Alhaji Aliko Dangote to the development of education in the state.

Recall that in May 2022, Kano State Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, had issued a statement on the approval of renaming the university by the state government, aftea recommendation, by the university’s visitation panel.

He, however, highlighted that the approval had been transmitted to the State Assembly for proper legislative action.

 Kano University of Science and Technology Wudil was established as Kano University of Technology in 2001, but in 2005 the institution was renamed Kano University of Science and Technology Wudil, in conformity with the gazette laws of the university.

Aliko Dangote was appointed as Chancellor of KUST now Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology, in 2008 by the former governor of Kano State, Senator Ibrahim Shekaru, and reappointed by the incumbent governor, Dr. Abdullahi Ganduje, in November 2021.

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