…Lays foundation of auditorium centre in his honour
By Mahmud Gambo Sani
Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje of Kano State has laid the foundation of Resource Auditorium at the Institute for Peace and Strategic Studies (IPSS), University of Ibadan donated to the university by Senator Abiola Ajimobi Foundation (SAAF).
The state Commissioner for Information, Malam Muhammad Garba said in a statement that the event was part of activities marking the first posthumous birthday and 3rd Annual Roundtable Discussion in honour of the immediate past governor, put together by the foundation.
The governor, while turning the sod, said that late Ajimobi, who left office in May last year and died June this year, would be remembered for his efforts to develop the state.
He particularly eulogised Ajimobi for his immense contribution to the development of the education sector. Speaking at the occasion, the widow, who doubles as President of the foundation, Dr. Mrs Florence Ajimobi, extolled virtues of her late husband whom she said had the interest of his people at heart.
She said the foundation decided to enter into collaboration with the Institute by institutionalizing the annual roundtable.
Dr. Ajimobi announed that the auditorium centre would be commissioned on December 17, next year which coincides with the second anniversary of his death.
A Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was also signed between the university and the foundation. In his remark, the Director of the Institute, Prof. Tajudeen Akanji described Ajimobi as a man of peace.
He said the collaboration would ensure the sustenance of the development agenda and legacies of Senator Ajimobi. Wife of Kano state governor, Prof. Hafsat Ganduje and family; acting Vice Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Babalola Ekanola; and the state commissioner for information, Malam Muhammad Garba, joined the Ajimobis at the foundation laying ceremony.