The Anambra State Government has re-named the state Anambra State University after the Late Chukwuemeka Ojukwu as part of events marking the second year of his death.
Obi announced a N5 billion donation to improve standard of the university, gave a bus each to the student union governments of the two campuses at Igbariam and Uli and two security vans each to each of them.
The governor said the money, which he described as “high impact contributions” of the Anambra government and federal government, would make the institution become one of the best in the country.
Obi said the state government had awarded a N1.3 billion contract for road projects leading to the Igbariam campus of the institution and had also agreed to write off the N500 million debt owed by the institution.
He said the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, was building hostel blocks at the university at a cost of N1.5 billion, stressing that he was working hard to make federal government to assist the institution with some buildings.
Bianca, Ojukwu’s wife, commended Obi for all he had done for the family since the death of her husband and urged the Igbo people to continue to support the All Progressives Grand Alliance, APGA, the political party the late statesman led till his death “because there lies Igbo aspirations.”