UNILAG Students Continue Name Change Protests In Honour Of Late VC Sofoluwe

UNILAG NAN – Students of the University of Lagos on Thursday suspended protests over the renaming of the institution after the late Chief MKO Abiola, as a mark of respect for their departed former Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Babatunde Sofoluwe.

The burial of the late VC is scheduled for today at Ikoyi Vaults and Gardens in Lagos.

The students told our correspondent that they would continue with the protests on Friday.

They had begun the protests on Tuesday after President Goodluck Jonathan announced the renaming of the institution in his 2012 Democracy Day speech.

The renaming of the institution sparked mixed reactions, with many describing it as “ill-advised.”

Shortly before Jonathan ended his 60-minute speech, UNILAG students poured out to the streets and marched through University of Lagos Road to Herbert Macaulay Road and terminated their street protest at a point on Ikorodu Road.

On Wednesday, they marched to the Third Mainland Bridge and blocked the busy highway with intra-city buses belonging to the Lagos State Government.

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