Governor Bago names Niger state polytechnic zungeru, Abubakar Imam Kagara

Taiwo Ajayi
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Less than 48 hours after renaming at the Minna International Airport after President Bola Tinubu, the Niger State Government has named the State Polytechnic Zungeru to Abubakar Imam Kagara Polytechnic.

This is not unconnected with some backlashes the development got from some citizens.

Governor Umar Bago announced during a live interview to discuss further President Bola Tinubu’s State visit to commission projects.


In a statement by his chief press secretary, Bologi Ibrahim, the naming of the Institution after the great Literary icon was simply to “put a square peg in a square hole.

The Governor recounted the significant contributions of the famous Hausa author to not only the State but the country at large particularly northern Nigeria, pointing out that naming academic institutions after the Literary Icon was the best.

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Speaking on why he renamed the Airport after Bola Ahmed Tinubu, less than a year after it was named the Abubakar Imam Kagara International Airport along with other Airports in the country, Bago said it was in appreciation of the President, for approving the State to establish the first special Airport Agro-Processing Free Zone in Nigeria and his immense contributions to nation building.

He also said that the State Government under his leadership has been enjoying tremendous support from the Tinubu-led government adding that the President is an astute politician and great leader that should be celebrated.

The Governor disclosed that the renaming of the Airport was done after consultations with relevant stakeholders including the State Executive Council members and got the approval of the President.

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