Stella Dimoko Federal Govt Renames Ekiti University After Gen. Adebayo


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Saturday, May 20, 2017

Federal Govt Renames Ekiti University After Gen. Adebayo

The Federal Government has renamed the Federal University, Oye Ekiti, after the late military governor of the old Western Region, General Adeyinka Adebayo (retd.).

President Muhammadu Buhari announced this on Saturday at the funeral service held at All Saints Anglican Church, Iyin Ekiti. He was represented by the Vice President, Yemi Osinbajo.
Osinbajo, who delivered the president’s oration at the funeral service, described Adebayo as an officer and a gentleman indeed, saying his military trajectory was in a way a lesson in Nigeria’s history.

He said the Adeyinka Adebayo Federal University, Oye-Ekiti, was one of the ways Nigeria would appreciate his contributions to the unity of the country and immortalise him.

He added that Adebayo fought relentlessly for the unity of the country during the civil war that ravaged the country between 1967 and 1970, and that he suggested to the federal government to opt for dialogue rather than the use of force.

“This is a celebration of a life of sacrifice and dedication to one’s community and nation. General Adebayo was a fine gentleman and the first indigenous Chief of Army Staff who Mr. President had a harmonious relationship with.

“To let you know how respectable this man was to President Buhari, the president personally instructed me to be here. General Adebayo had demonstrated that one must learn how to impact the community where he has the opportunity of serving. As a military officer, he did well and a military governor, he served the people selflessly.

“As a military officer in 1967, he fought hard to prevent the rebel army from making an incursion into Lagos, the then Federal Capital Territory. He headed the post-war conciliation committee for the integration of the Igbos back to Nigeria. In fact, his military trajectory was a case study in Nigeria.

“General Adebayo did not only serve Nigeria, he served with integrity. In the struggle for democracy in Nigeria, General Adebayo was a member of National Democratic Coalition.

A former Governor and son of the deceased, Otunba Adeniyi Adebayo, who spoke on behalf of the family, thanked Governor Ayodele Fayose for naming the new Government House and the General Hospital in Iyin-Ekiti after his late father.

He said Fayose had been very supportive of the family since his father died on March 8, 2017, and had taken it upon himself to ensure that we gave him a befitting burial.

“Though the shoe my father left behind might be too difficult for me, but I promise to live up to expectation. I will do my best for my father to be happy with me in heaven.”


*Just asking...Does the Federal govt have a right to rename a state University?Is that not the job of the state?I ask because sometimes when you see a damaged road or property,you hear stuff like ''Oh,its Federal govt road,Oh,its state govt property.''


  1. It is a federal university and not a state university

  2. The university is a federal university so they have the right to change the name.

  3. Na dem sabi. Anyway congrats. The guy is a worthy son

  4. They should just say 'Acting President Osinbajo announced it'. He did not represent Buhari cos I'm sure Buhari does not even remember the names of the states in Nigeria not to talk of sending someone to Ekiti to represent him.

  5. it's a federal government university na

  6. Stella, there is a Federal University in Ekiti State now, located at Oye Ekiti. That is the one that has been renamed not the state university in Ado Ekiti. In short, there are 2 Universities in Ekiti state, a state-owned one in Ado and a Federal-owned one in Oye.

  7. It is a federal university not a state university ,it was established by good luck Jonathan adminstration

  8. Stella the school is a federal university so I guess they have a right to do so

  9. The University in question belongs to the Nigerian federal government. It was established by president Jonathan during his tenure. So yes, the federal govt can rename it after passing other due process.

    ~~Her Majesty

  10. The University renamed is a federal university owned and operated by the federal government. Ekiti State University Ado Ekiti still remains the property of Ekiti State Government.

  11. You see that the former name of the university was FEDERAL UNIVERSITY, yet your head still thinks it is a STATE UNIVERSITY. Common Google search at your fingertips would have helped you but you went South. You want to bring Fayose versus FG trouble into this.


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