President Goodluck Jonathan has renamed University of Lagos (UNILAG) after the late Chief M.K.O Abiola. The former University of Lagos is now to be known and called Moshood Abiola University, Lagos (MAUL). The Nigerian president announced the decision in his Democracy Day broadcast on Tuesday morning, 29th May, 2012.
According to Mr. President:
After very careful consideration, and in honour of Chief M.K.O. Abiola’s accomplishments and heroism, on this Democracy Day, the University of Lagos, is renamed by the Federal Government of Nigeria, Moshood Abiola University, Lagos. The Federal Government will also establish an Institute of Democratic Studies and Governance in the University.