Ekiti state governor, Ayodele Fayose has asked President Muhammadu Buhari to expedite action on the change of name of Federal University, Oye-Ekiti to Adeyinka Adebayo University.
In a statement which was signed by Fayose’s Chief Press Secretary, Idowu Adelusi, the governor reminded the President that seven months after the declaration was made by the then Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo on the change of name, nothing has been done about it.
Fayose’s statement EK/GOV/28/93, urged the president to effect the change without further delay.
“As Your Excellency is aware, the Late General Robert Adeyinka Adebayo (Military Governor of defunct Western State and one time Head of the Nigerian Army died last year),” the letter read.
“Your Excellency was represented at his burial on May 20, 2017, by the then Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo at Iyin-Ekiti, his hometown.
“The Acting President at the occasion announced the decision of the federal government to rename the Federal University, Oye Ekiti as Adeyinka Adebayo University in recognition of the exemplary leadership of the late hero and front-line statesman.
“However, more than seven months after this pronouncement, nothing has been done.
“Your Excellency, this letter therefore is to serve as reminder of this significant decision of your government so as to enable appropriate directive(s) and implementation.
“On behalf of the people and government of Ekiti State, I thank Your Excellency for the thoughtfulness, please.”