About thirty Senior Advocates of Nigeria (SANs) including former NBA President, Chief Wole Olanipekun, have been hired by Alumni of University of Lagos to battle the Federal Government over the change of name of the premier institution to Moshood Abiola University of Lagos.
At a briefing in Lagos, President UNILAG alumni association, Prof. Olaide Abass, said “I want to assure all and sundry that UNILAG will always be UNILAG, irrespective of efforts being made to repeal the act establishing the institution at the National Assembly. Already, we have hired 30 Senior Advocate of Nigeria, who have offered to pursue the issue free of charge. The legal team is being led by Chief Wole Olanipekun”.
It would be recalled that on October 1, 2012 during an Independence Day broadcast, President Goodluck Jonathan announced the renaming of UNILAG to Moshood Abiola University in honour and celebration of acclaimed winner of the 1993 Presidential elections, late Chief Moshood Abiola.