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Uzodinma Never Promised To Rename State University To Commemorate Abba Kyari - Imo Govt.

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The Government of Imo has debunked the news that the governor of the state, Hope Uzodinma, had made any statement regarding his instalment as governor of the state with help from President Muhammadu Buhari's late Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari.

In the wake of Abba Kyari's death, a story surfaced online that Hope, in his condolence message to Buhari, had stated that he will commemorate the late CoS for his role in his becoming a governor.

The story also suggested that the governor had mentioned the state's intentions to rename the state university Imo State University to Mallam Abba Kyari University.

Denying the story, the Chief Press Secretary to the governor, Oguwike Nwachuku, said that Hope Uzodinma never made any of the claims in the story.

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He said, “Since last weekend that Kyari passed on, the same persons have been issuing press statements, forging the logo of government and the name of Mr. Nwachuku with the intent to deceive Imolites in particular and the public in general into believing their propaganda and fake news to be real.

“In one of such fake statements they issued and also circulated on social media, they mischievously credited Governor Uzodimma to have said he would immortalise Kyari for “making him Governor.”

“How would any person believe the complete trash that Governor Uzodimma will in a condolence letter say that the late Chief of Staff to the President made him governor of Imo State?

“It was their desperation to deepen the propaganda and criminal intents that drove them to the latest fake news of purported renaming of Imo State University after Kyari, something that only exists in the imagination of their tiny brain’s imagination.

“For the avoidance of doubt, let it be known that the two statements in reference were not issued by the office of the CPS/Media Adviser.

“We also advise the reading public to take fake news seriously and make conscious efforts to identify the promoters and ensure that they join others who stand against fake news globally to make their trade unattractive.”


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