Federal Government of Nigeria

On the 29th of May 2012, President Goodluck Jonathan announced a name change of my Alma mater, University of Lagos to Moshood Abiola University to celebrate democracy day. I honour and respect MKO and all he stood for. Truly he is a symbol of democracy in Nigeria.

What upsets me and makes my hand quake with emotion as I write this is the hoodwinking of the polity by our 'leaders'. They have chosen to major on the minors and minor on the majors.

So this is what we can do. We can sign a referendum. By our constitution, the people can show their disagreement with a new law or policy or in this case name change by appending their signatures to a public statement. 50,000 signatures are needed.

All you need to do is sign this petition and share the link with your BB contacts, on facebook, on twitter and on every related news e-report and blogs.

This is no disrespect to MKO but a strong message to 'them'. That we have had enough of this bad governance and platitudes. We know what we want. We may not have the power at this moment to stop them but it does not mean we are not aware of what they are doing. We want so many things. (The list is endless) but we will start with this. Revert the name to UNIVERSITY OF LAGOS. We are tired of being hoodwinked.

UNILAG is not just a name, it is a social Identity!

We, the undersigned, call on the Office of the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria to revert the name Moshood Abiola University to University of Lagos (UNILAG).

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The Referendum against UNILAG change of name petition to Federal Government of Nigeria was written by Tolani OGUNSANYA; Tobi KUPOLUYI;Tinuade OLAREWAJU and is in the category Education at GoPetition.