Protests have followed news that the Kano State government has renamed North West university after the late Danmasani. News of the renaming was released by Slihu Tanko Yakasai:
The Governor of Kano State His Excellency Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje OFR and the State Executive Council has approved the renaming of Northwest University Kano to Yusuf Maitama Sule University Kano.
The decision was unanimously agreed by the Executive Council during an extraordinary meeting of the council late last night to immortalize Late Danmasanin Kano Alhaji Dr Yusuf Maitama Sule due to his immense contributions to the development of Kano, Arewa and Nigeria at large.
The Council also approved the renaming of Dawaki Road where the residence of Late Danmasanin Kano is located to Yusuf Maitama Sule Road while the current Yusuf Maitama Sule link Road has been renamed Jafaru Dan Mallam Link Road.
The statement said. Indications that Ganduje and his administration stand alone in the effort emerged after students of the University took to protest hours after the announcement.
Social media was also awash with criticism of the Governor and his cabinet.