Jonathan reverses decision to rename UNILAG

President Goodluck Jonathan has reversed his decision to change the name of the University of Lagos, UNILAG, to Moshood Abiola University of Lagos.

This was revealed on Thursday by the chairman of the university council, Prof Jerry Gana.

Speaking during his inauguration in Abuja, alongside three others, Gana hailed the president, “This is a pointer to the fact that the current administration is committed to entrenching democracy and justice in the country.”

According to him, the president had upheld the 1999 Constitution by reversing the change of name of the university.

Responding on behalf of the four councils, Gana said they would ensure that the universities’ communities settled down in peace.

“I assure you that we will do our best to be fair, just and honourable in the discharge of our duties.”

It would be recalled that the change of name of the University of Lagos to Moshood Abiola University, which led to legal action and protests from students and alumni of the institution, was announced in a broadcast to mark the 2012 Democracy Day.

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