The Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has sent a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari to thank him for the renaming of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti as Adeyinka Adebayo University (FUOYE). It was named after late General Robert Adeyinka Adebayo who was Military Governor of defunct Western State.
In a letter dated January 29, 2018, with reference number EK/GOV/28/93, governor Fayose said: “on behalf of the People and Government of Ekiti State, I thank Your Excellency for the thoughtfulness, please.”
This was even as he appealed to the President to quickly effect the change in the name of the university as promised by the then acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo sometime in May last year, at the burial of late General Adebayo who died at Iyin-Ekiti, his home town.
Governor Fayose’s letter to President Buhari reads: “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.” [myad]