The late MKO Abiola’s family, including his son and daughter have expressed joy over Jonathan’s decision to rename University of Lagos (UNILAG) as Moshood Abiola University.
Mr. Abdul Abiola, MKO Abiola’s son, said there was nothing wrong with the naming of the university after his father, saying that the family is shocked by the outrage trailing the presidents decision.
Abdul Abiola says the renaming is just one way of honouring and immortalising the late business mogul.
“He donated money to universities across the nation. Naming a university after him was a well-deserved honour,” he said.
“He should still be given more honours. We see nothing political in this.
“We are happy about it and we are yet to understand the rationale behind people going up in arms over this decision,” he added.
Daughter of the late MKO abiola, Hafsat Abiola-Costello, described the presidents gesture as well deserved.
“It is honour well deserved. We should just remember that his commitment was to end poverty. That was what he was fighting for. It’s honour for him and those who fought with him.” she said