Gov. Hope Uzodinma of Imo has renamed the popular Heroes Square Stadium in Owerri, after Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu.
Kanu was the first military administrator of old Imo state.
Uzodinma announced the renaming on Wednesday, October 13, shortly after receiving the remains of Kanu at the Government House, Owerri as part of his lying-in-state and commination service.
The governor said that the decision was reached after due consultation adding that the deceased was a prominent Igbo son who served his people, his state, and the country diligently and that he was instrumental to the return of democracy in Nigeria.
Uzodinma also commiserated with the family for the loss and asked God to console them.
The remains were confirmed at the airport by his family members, in the company of Imo government officials and top military personnels.
Meanwhile, a former presidential candidate in the 2019 general elections and former Deputy Governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, Prof. Kingsley Moghalu, has predicted the imminent collapse of the country due to incompetent leadership.
Moghalu made this assertion when he hosted the candidate of the African Democratic Party in the November 6 governorship election in Anambra State, Nzeh Akachukwu.
According to him, the sudden U-turn by the Senate on electronic transmission of results; ahead of the critical general elections, was a positive signal that the 2023 general elections would be transparent.
Moghalu also called on Nigerians, especially young people, to register in order to be eligible to vote in 2023.
He said, “This government will go down in history as a government that has embarked on profligate and irresponsible borrowing; to an extent that has never happened in the history of this country. And the sad thing is that these loans are not productive.
“I feel that there is an element of callousness in this direction of economic policy; because I feel there is a sense that 2023 will come; we will walk away from it; and somebody else will handle it. That is what I perceive because despite all the criticisms from the business community; from economists all over the country, and from citizens, they just continue to borrow.