Bauchi State Governor, Bala Abdulkadir Mohammed has approved the renaming of Bauchi State University, Gadau to Sa’adu Zungur University.

The decision was taken at the State Executive Council Meeting.

The State Commissioner for Education, Aliyu Tilde who made the disclosure in a statement said the renaming is subject to approval by the state House of Assembly.

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He noted that the decision is to immortalize the late Zungur,a poet and a critic who was among those that fought for Independence

” This is done to immortalize the name of late Malam Saadu Zungur (1915-1958), a Bauchi indigene that was among the leaders that fought for our independence, the mentor of Malam Aminu Kano, a one time secretary of NCNC, a political activist whose progressive ideas shaped the Northern political culture to date. He was a great Hausa poet and social critic.

“This is a great day in the history of education in Bauchi State.” the commissioner said.