Fayose Writes Buhari

By Ikenga Chronicles February 13, 2018

Fayose Writes Buhari

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose has written to President Muhammadu Buhari on the renaming of the Federal University, Oye Ekiti as Adeyinka Adebayo University (FUOYE) in honour of the former Military Governor of the defunct Western State, late General Robert Adeyinka Adebayo.

Recall that Vice President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, as the then Acting President, represented President Buhari at the burial of General Adebayo, where he 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.

According to his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Idowu Adelusi, Governor Fayose, in a letter dated January 29, 2018, with reference number EK/GOV/28/93, urged the President to effect the change without further delay.

The letter read: “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.”

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