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LATEST information reaching us here on nigeriaschool.com.ng has it that the new Governor of River State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike has renamed the Rivers State Polytechnic after the late author and environmental rights activist from Ogoniland, Ken Saro-Wiwa.
According to the report, the college will now be called Saro Wiwa Polytechnic or better still: Ken Ule Beeson Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic.
Why it is Rename
According To the Gov. Wike, this is to honour the legacies and achievements of the activist (Late Saro Wiwa).
In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Sir, Opunabo Inko-Tariah, the governor said:
“In honor of his monumental achievements and legacies, the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom 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.”
For those who don’t know and have not heard of Saro-Wiwa, you can read his biography on his wikipedia page: