The Acting Vice Chancellor, University of Lagos, Prof. Rahmon Bello, on Tuesday described as a surprise the Federal Government’s decision to rename the institution as Moshood Abiola University.
Bello made the remark while addressing protesting students of the institution, who took to major streets in the metropolis following the announcement.
Bello said the decision did not go down well with both staff and management of the university because the unions in the institution and the management were not consulted.
He appealed to the students to be calm and embrace peace.
He said, “I wish to let you know that the news of the change of the name of the university took us by surprise because no consultations were held with us.”