By John Ikani
The Kano State Executive Council has approved the renaming of Kano University of Science and Technology (KUST) Wudil, after billionaire businessman, Aliko Dangote.
The state’s Commissioner for Information, Muhammad Garba, who revealed this in a statement on said the decision followed recommendations by the university’s visitation panel.
The statement said the institution is now to be called Aliko Dangote University of Science and Technology, Wudil.
It further explained that the approval has been transmitted to the state House of Assembly to study the relevant laws establishing the university for amendment.
Mr Dangote is Africa’s richest man and one of the country’s most generous philanthropists.
This was not the first time the university will be named after prominent indigenes of the state.
A former governor, Ibrahim Shekarau, named the state university after another prominent businessman from the state, Aminu Dantata. But his successor, Rabiu Kwankwaso, reversed it to its original name in 2011.