the Convocation Ceremony of University of
Lagos (Unilag) scheduled to take place on Thursday 17th and
Friday 18th January 2013 has been cancelled through the order of
President Goodluck Jonathan.
Investigation revealed that the cancellation was as a result of the
refusal of the Alumni Association and Governing Council of the
University to effect the name change announced by the Federal
Government last year.
It will be recalled that the President in a nationwide broadcast last
year renamed the institution Moshood Abiola University Lagos
(MAULAG) in honour of the acclaimed winner of the June 1993
Presidential election, Late MKO Abiola,a moved rejected by the
School authorities.
The case is pending in court. President Jonathan insisted that the
new certificates to be issued by the University MUST bear the new
name, an order the University authorities have refused to
implement. It is yet to be known when the convocation will take