The Democracy Day broadcast by President Goodluck Jonathan this morning has unveiled new changes in the country, part of which is the renaming of the University of Lagos after late Chief M.K.O Abiola.
President Jonathan announced that the name University of Lagos would be changed to Moshood Abiola University. In honour of Abiola, he said, “The Federal Government has decided that late Chief MKO Abiola should be honoured. In honour of Chief MKO Abiola, the University of Lagos is renamed the Moshood Abiola University.”
He said Nigeria’s democratic experience in the last 13 years had been a mixed bag, giving the assurance, however, that the nation would not disintegrate
As an alumna of this great institution, this news doesn’t sit well with me. Maybe it’s because I’m hearing of it for the first time, maybe it will grow on me. I’m so used to the name ‘Unilag’. How are we going to call it now ‘MAU’, ‘MU’…. It just doesn’t sound right.
But maybe it’s just my ears. How about you. What do you think about the name change?
News Source: Punch