UNILAG remains Moshood Abiola University – FG

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The FG has debunked rumors that President  Goodluck Jonathan has decided not to rename the University of Lagos.

It will be recalled that the newly appointed chairman of the governing council of the university, Professor Jerry Gana, was quoted to have said that President Jonathan had changed his mind about renaming the institution after the late Chief Moshood Abiola.

However, Mr Olu Lipede, the Director of Press, Federal Ministry of Education,  told newsmen that the ministry was yet to receive any categorical statement from the Federal Government on such a decision.

He disclosed that the position of the government about the name change remained.

He also revealed that there were pending issues at the court over the change of name and added that a bill was currently before the National Assemby on the name change.

Lipede said, “the reports that the government has made a U-turn on the renaming of UNILAG are untrue and misleading. What Professor Jerry Gana said was that the president was observing the rule of law by not forcing his decision to change the name of the university on the people, but followed the due process by allowing the court to decide the matter.

“The president has not issued any categorical statement on the matter and the ministry of education has not received any directive either; so, the directive of the president on the school remains the same.”


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