The governor of Borno state, Babagana Umara Zulum has rejected naming a school project after him during commissioning on Monday.
The governor was at Ramat Polytechnic, a state owned institution in Maiduguri to commission two blocks of hostels with a capacity of 1,5000 students.
The hostels were renovated from the proceeds of financial activities in the school.
The renovation and re-equipping of the hostels was by the State’s Ministry of Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation.
However the project was named after Zulum but he publicly declined at the time of commissioning.
The governor while rejecting the naming said, “No, no, I will not allow any project named after me while I am in office.
"It should be after my tenure of office.”
He further praised the commissioner for Higher Education, Science, Technology and Innovation, Engr. Dr. Babagana Mallambe Mustapha for the transformative projects in the school.
Zulum had suspended the management of the polytechnic sometimes in September 2021 after a supervision visit that revealed mismanagement of the institution.
The institution was further left under the direct supervision of the commissioner whom has been doing remarkable job to return the lost glories of the institution.
Zulum was a student of the institution between 1986 and 1988, and subsequently became the rector of the institution from 2011 to 2015.