Dr Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, the Governor of Kano and the Senate Executive council have approved the renaming of Northwest University to Yusuf Maitama Sule University, Kano.
The decision was reached in a meeting of the executive council on Wednesday night.
The council said the decision was taken so as to immortalize Alhaji Maitama for his contribution to the development of Kano and Nigeria as a whole.
Dawaki road in Kano, was also renamed to Yusuf Maitama Sule Road.
Governor Ganduje’s said his administration is determined to honour sons and daughters of Kano who have sacrificed their lives to the development of the state.