Nigerian president renames university of Lagos, causing students to riot!

I would have thought the opinion of the students of the one time great University of Lagos would have been sought before the government takes the bold step to change a Historic University name to a politicians name.

While I understand the thought behind it, the greatest loser’s will be the students on board, the name of a University goes a long way when it comes to job recruitment.

Vanguard paper reported that:


Students of the University of Lagos have ,Tuesday morning, embarked on a protest against the renaming of the school by President Goodluck Jonathan.
Jonathan had in a nationwide broadcast renamed the University of Lagos as Moshood Abiola University in honour of the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 presidential election, the late Chief MKO Abiola.
Students marched out of their hostels and gathered at the Yabatech junction from where they moved round the school chanting protests songs denouncing the name change of the school.
Vanguard gathered that the students were carrying placcards with inscriptions: Reverse or Resign, UNILAG cant be called MAU! etc.
The students blocked all access roads to the school causing heavy traffic on the University of Lagos Road as well as St. Finbarrs’ College Road.