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Senate to consider UNILAG name change June 25

The Senate on Monday gave notice that it would consider a proposal by the Federal Government to rename the University of Lagos after the acclaimed winner of the June 12, 1993 elections when it resumes.

Chairman of the Senate Committee on Business and Rules, Senator Ita Enang gave this hint at a news briefing in Abuja.

President Goodluck Jonathan had in a national broadcast on May 29, 2012 announced his decision to rename UNILAG after the late Chief Mashood Abiola.

Enang gave the hint while listing the bills slated to be given priority attention on resumption of plenary on June 25.

While listing the bills to be given priority attention on resumption, the lawmaker said among other things, the list includes: “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 are: 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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