by Stanley Azuakola
The family of the late M.K.O Abiola is shocked by the negative reactions that have trailed the announcement by President Jonathan that the University of Lagos is henceforth to be named Moshood Abiola University. Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria, son of the late politician, Mr. Abdul Abiola said there was nothing wrong with naming a university after his father. “My late father believed so much in education. He donated money to universities across the nation. Naming a university after him is a well deserved honour.”
Mr. Abiola said the family was thrilled by the recognition and believe that “he should be given more honours”. The family does not believe that the recognition is a political one but a very necessary one.