Governor Ayodele Fayose of Ekiti State writes President Muhammadu Buhari over the renaming of the Federal University Oye Ekiti as Adeyinka Adebayo University, after the Military Governor of the then Western State, late Gen. Robert Adeyinka Adebayo who died on May 20, 2017.
The decision to rename the university after late Gen. Adebayo was announced by Vice President Yemi Osinbajo who represented President Buhari at the burial.
The Federal Government has apparently not made any step towards changing the name after several months of this announcement, consequently why Mr. Fayose is writing a letter of reminder.
The letter dated January 29, 2018, with reference number EK/GOV/28/93, reads below;
“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 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 frontline Statesman.
“However, more than seven months after this pronouncement, nothing has been done.
“Your Excellency, this letter, therefore, is to serve as a 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.”