Senate Considers Proposal To Rename UNILAG

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David Mark and Aminu Tambuwal
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The Senate has given a hint that it would consider a proposal by the federal government to rename the University of Lagos, UNILAG, after the acclaimed winner of the 12 June, 1993 elections, the late Chief Mooshood Kashimawo Abiola.

This was the asertion of Chairman, Senate Committee on Business and Rules, Senator Ita Enang during a news briefing in Abuja.

Enang gave the hint while listing the bills slated to be given priority on resumption of plenary on 25 June. President Goodluck Jonathan had in a national broadcast on 29 May, 2012 announced his intention to rename UNILAG after the late philanthropist.

The bills to be given priority on resumption, the lawmaker said include: The Federal University of Agriculture (Amendment) Bill; University of Lagos Act (Amendment) Bill; Federal University of Technology Yola (Amendment) Bill; Universal Service Provision Fund Appropriation Bill 2013; National Climate Change Commission Bill 2013; Equipment Leasing Bill 2013 and Labour Institutions (Est. etc) Bill 2013.

Others include Petroleum Industry Bill; Constitution of the Federal of Nigeria 1999(Alteration) Bills 2013; 2013 Appropriation Act (Amendment) Bill; Niger Delta Development Commission Appropriation Bill 2013; Nigerian Communications Commission Appropriation Bill 2013 and Nigeria Police Reform Trust Fund (Est. etc) Bill 2013.

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