Yes, We all heard the President’s decision to change the name of UNILAG, a name that has served as a brand for years now, and this has brought different reactions from the public, most of them negative.
The chairman of the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Lagos branch, Dr Karo Ogbinaka, has said that the union will resist the recent change of the university’s name.
Several other important people have spoken on the matter, SANS, Chiefs and other distinguished people, and everyone agrees that Mr President should honour M.K.O by actually changing the lives of people.
Dr Ogbinaka said:
We are resisting it, all the unions and the students will resist it, the Alunmus will resist it. The truth about the whole thing is that it shows the level of intelligence of those people in government. Nobody will change Harvard’s name, nobody will change Cambridge’s name to Winston Churchill University. University of Lagos is a brand, for 50 years. The first university established by Act of Parliament and one man trying to score cheap political point. When people go outside and you ask them what university are you from? What name will you pronounce? They’ll ask is it a new university? Is it the name of a toothpaste? It’s a senseless thing and are going to resist it. Karo said.
Meanwhile on Twitter, a billion Retweets are being sort, and even Nigerians in the diaspora are clamouring that the decision be reverted.