From Mustapha Adamu, Kano
Kano State Governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, has appointed Prof. Attahiru Jega to chair a 15-man committee for the establishment of Yusuf Maitama Sule Centre for the Advancement of Politics and Democratic Governance in the state.
This was contained in a statement signed by the state Commissioner of Information, Youth, Sports and Culture, Muhammad Garba and made available to newsmen, yesterday.
The statement said establishment of the centre will be a glowing tribute to late Yusuf Maitama Sule’s immense contributions to political and democratic development in the North and Nigeria in general, adding that it would be utilized for research and scholarly discourse for the advancement of politics and democratic governance.
The statement further said members of the committee include Justice Mamman Nasir (Galadiman Katsina), Alhaji Bashir Othman Tofa, Prof. Mustapha Isa Ahmad (Vice Chancellor, Yusuf Maitama Sule University), Prof. Shehu Musa Alhaji (Vice Chancellor, Kano State University of Science and Technology), Prof. Sule Bello and Prof. Dahiru Yahaya.
Others are Engr. Mansur Ahmed, Tajuddeen Aminu Dantata, Arc. Ibrahim Haruna, Alhaji Muhtari Hassan, Alhaji Muhtari Maitama and representative of Kano Emirate Council; while Office of the Secretary to the State Government is to provide the secretary for the committee.
“It could be recalled that following the death, in July last year, of the two time minister and former Nigeria’s permanent representative to the United Nations, Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje renamed the state-owned university to Yusuf Maitama Sule University and the street where his residence is located to Yusuf Maitama Sule Road in honour of the octogenarian statesman,” the statement said.