Gov. Hope Uzodimma of Imo has renamed the popular Heroes Square Stadium in Owerri, after Admiral Ndubuisi Kanu.
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.
NAN reports that the state deputy governor, Prof. Placid Njoku, the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Mr Paul Emeziem and former Gov. Ikedi Ohakim were among dignitaries who witnessed the event.
Admiral Awwal Zubairu-Gambo, Chief of Naval Staff was represented by Flag Officer Commanding Central Naval Command,Yenogoa, Rear Admiral Kennedy Egbuchulem at the event.
Zubairu-Gambo described Kanu as a fine offficer who served his country diligently.
He pointed out that Kanu left legacies worthy of emulation. (NAN)