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Bauchi State University Renamed Sa’adu Zungur University

Imam Shehu, Bauchi

In a historic decision, the Governing Council of Bauchi State University has announced the renaming of the institution to Sa’adu Zungur University (SAZU).

This was contained in a press release made available to Radio LYB by the public relations officer Auwal Hassan, on Thursday.

The statement says the change comes after Governor Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed signed the bill to rename the university, which was passed by the State House of Assembly.

The decision was reached during a meeting of the Governing Council, led by Pro-Chancellor Prof. Ango Abdullahi, on May 7, 2024, at Yuli Campus.

The council unanimously agreed to honour Sa’adu Zungur, a renowned Nigerian nationalist and politician, by adopting his name as the new identity of the university.

The renaming has been widely praised by stakeholders, including faculty members, alumni, and the general public.

The decision reflects a deep appreciation for Sa’adu Zungur’s sacrifices and achievements in service to the people.

According to Professor Fatimah Tahir, Vice Chancellor of the institution, the renaming is a symbolic gesture that underscores the values of integrity, leadership, and excellence that the university upholds.

She says the transition marks a new chapter in the institution’s journey, emphasizing the importance of preserving history, recognizing national heroes, and instilling a sense of pride and purpose in the university community.

The Council is committed to ensuring a smooth transition process and implementing the necessary changes to reflect the new name of the university. The university community is encouraged to embrace this historic decision with pride and a renewed sense of purpose.

The renaming of Bauchi State University to Sa’adu Zungur University reflects the institution’s commitment to honoring Nigeria’s heritage, promoting national unity, and fostering a spirit of excellence among its students, faculty, and staff.

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