The renaming of the University of Lagos as Moshood Abiola University by the Federal Government as announced by President Goodluck Jonathan in his broadcast to the nation to mark this year’s Democracy Day is generating reactions from members of the public in Benin City.
The renaming is apparently to immortalize the Late Bashorun M. K. O. Abiola, the presumed winner of June Twelve, 1993 presidential election and also in recognition of the selfless effort by the late business mogul in the struggle to enthrone Nigeria to democracy.
Respondent, who spoke on the decision of the federal government to rename university of Lagos after Late Bashoru M. K. O. Abiola described it as a healthy development.
The respondents said the political history of Nigeria and the struggle to restore the country to civil rule will be incomplete without according the late business mogul a befitting honour, adding that renaming UNILAG after the late philanthropist was well deserved.
Other respondents who criticized the renaming of the institution after the late Bashorum Abiola said the federal government should focus on critical issues affecting the nation.
Students of the university of Lagos on Tuesday staged a protest against the renaming of the institution to Moshood Abiola University.
Reported by: Taiwo Asiru