The Governor of River State Nyesom Wike has renamed the Rivers State Polytechnic after the late author and environmental rights activist from Ogoniland, Ken Saro-Wiwa.
The institution henceforth will be known as Saro Wiwa Polytechnic.
According To the Governor this is to honour the legacies and achievements of the late activist.
In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Sir, Opunabo Inko-Tariah, the governor said:
“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.”