The Federal Government of Nigeria has renamed the Federal University, Oye-Ekiti (FUOYE) after the late Military Governor of the old Western Region, Major General Adeyinka Adebayo.
This change of name was made known on Saturday by the Vice President and acting President of Nigeria, Professor Yemi Osinbajo, at the funeral service of the late General, held at All Saints Anglican Church, Iyin Ekiti.
Federal Government Renames FUOYE After Major General Adebayo
Osinbajo, who delivered President Muhammadu Buhari’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 naming of Adeyinka Adebayo Federal University in Oye-Ekiti was one of the ways Nigeria would appreciate his contributions to the country and immortalise him.