Peter Obi

Governor Peter Obi of Anambra State on Monday renamed the Anambra State University, after the late Ikemba Nnewi, Chief Chukwuemeka Ojukwu.

The university is going to be known as the Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University.

The renaming ceremony held at the Igbariam Campus of the university where the state government and family of the late Biafran warlord marked his 80th post-humus birthday.

Obi said the decision to rename the university after Ojukwu was informed by the heroic contributions of the deceased to the Igbo people, insisting that no honour is too much for him.

The governor also announced the granting of a subvention of N5bn and the donation of four security vans to the university. He also announced the donation of two buses to the Studentâ€s Union of the institution.

Obi also announced the increase in the monthly subvention of the University by 15 per cent, starting from January.

The National Chairman of APGA, Sir Victor Umeh, said the renaming of the University and the provision of tools to make it a centre of excellence befitting of Ojukwuâ€s name, was a right decision.

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