Kogi State University Renamed after Late Civilian Governor By Uche Okonkwo
Kogi State University, Ayangba has been renamed after the late first Civilian Governor of Kogi State, Abubakar Audu by the incumbent governor of the state, Yaya Bello on June 10, 2016.
The Governor disclosed the renaming of the 15 year old university in a statewide broadcast to mark his victory at the state governorship election petition tribunal. He said it will serve as an ultimate honour that is done in memory of the late politician who ruled the state twice as a Civilian Governor from 1991 to 1993 and 1999 to 2003.
The university which was established in 2001 by the late Civilian Governor was named Prince Abubakar Audu University but was later changed to Kogi State University by his successor Alhaji Ibrahim Idris in 2004.
Yaya bello said Audu laid a solid foundation for the growth and development of the state while stating his decision to restore the university to its original name Prince Abubakar Audu University.