Monday, 25 June 2012

UNILAG Students Rejoice as Court Restrains FG from Renaming Institution

It is rejoicing time for students, staff and stakeholders of University of Lagos who were against President Goodluck Jonathan’s announcement of the institutions name change to Moshood Abiola University.

Earlier today, a Federal High Court in Lagos granted an interim order restraining the Federal Government from renaming the University of Lagos, a 52-year old school widely known as UNILAG.

Justice Stephen Adah granted the interim injunction sought by students and alumni of the institution.

The defendants in the lawsuit are UNILAG, the University’s Governing Council, the UNILAG Senate, office of the Attorney-General of the Federation and the National Assembly.

On May 29th 2012, President Goodluck Jonathan arbitrarily renamed the University after Bashorun M.K.O Abiola, the acclaimed winner of the June 12 1993 presidential election that was annulled by the military junta led by Ibrahim Badamosi Babangida.

However in the course of street protests, students and alumni of the university resisted the name change leading to the closure of the university.

The court has adjourned further hearing in the case till July 4.

The news is already creating a buzz on the campus as students are very excited to hear about the court order.

What do you think about this recent turn of events?

Please share your thoughts.

News Source: Channels TV | Sahara Reporters
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