Henceforth, The River State Polytechnic will be know as the Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic
The Rivers State Governor, Chief Nyesom Wike, who endorses the renamed of the State Polytechnic, Bori, after the late author and environmental rights activist from Ogoniland, Ken Saro-Wiwa, said was in honour of the late activist’s achievements and legacies.
The governor, who promulgate this in a statement issued in Port Harcourt on Thursday, said Saro-Wiwa fought selflessly for the good of the society and humanity.
He explained that the former Ogoni leader and his achievement should not be consigned to oblivion, saying Saro-Wiwa was known and revered beyond the shores of Nigeria.
“In honour of his monumental achievements and legacies, the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has renamed the Rivers State Polytechnic in Bori as Ken Ule Beeson Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic.
“The memories of avatars like the late Saro-Wiwa, who fought selflessly for the betterment of society and humanity should not be consigned to oblivion, more so, when such personalities are revered beyond the shores of the country,” Wike said in the statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Sir, Opunabo Inko-Tariah.
Don’t forget to share this news with your friends using the Share buttons below…