Ekiti State Governor, Mr. Ayodele Fayose has written President Muhammadu Buhari on the need to effect the renaming of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti (FUOYE) without further delay.
The federal government owned university was renamed Adeyinka Adebayo University after Military Governor of defunct Western State, late General Robert Adeyinka Adebayo who died last year and was buried on May 20, 2017 at Iyin-Ekiti, his home town.
Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, who represented President Buhari at the funeral service of the late Army General announced the decision of the federal government to rename the Federal University after the elder statesman in recognition of his exemplary leadership.
Almost a year after the announcement was made, the renaming of the ivory tower was yet to be effected by the federal government which necessitated the reminder by governor Fayose.
According to his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, Governor Fayose, in a letter dated January 29, 2018, with reference number EK/GOV/28/93, urged the President to effect the change without further delay.
The letter read; “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).
“Your Excellency was represented at his burial on May 20, 2017 by the then Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo (GCON) at Iyin-Ekiti, his home town.
“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 frontline 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.”
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