Nigerian govt. names university after former Western Region governor, Adebayo

Adeyinka Adebayo
Adeyinka Adebayo

The Federal University, Oye Ekiti, has been re-named Adeyinka Adebayo University, after the late military governor of the defunct Western Region.

Acting President Yemi Osinbajo made this known on Saturday at the funeral service held for the late leader at All Saints Anglican Church, Iyin-Ekiti.

According to Mr. Osinbajo, the resolve to honour the late general was as a result of his exemplary leadership qualities and his astute belief in the peaceful existence of the country.

Mr. Osinbajo recalled how Mr. Adebayo’s advice to the then military government helped to put federal troops ahead of Biafra rebels during the civil war in 1966.

He said were it not for the bravery and exceptional military professionalism exhibited by Mr. Adebayo, Nigeria would probably not be a united nation today.

In his sermon preceding the burial, the Primate of the Anglican Church of Nigeria, Nicholas Okoh, said though the exit of Mr. Adebayo at 89 may be sad and unpleasant to many, death was a necessity that no mortal could avoid.

Mr. Okoh, who was represented by the Dean, Church of Nigeria and Archbishop of Ondo Province, George Lasebikan, said it was saddening that many Nigerians were desperate to acquire wealth at all cost.

He urged Nigerians to change their attitude to life and embrace humility and contentment for the nation to move forward.

Dignitaries at the burial service included governors of Ekiti, Ayo Fayose; Oyo, Abiola Ajimobi; Ogun, Ibikunle Amosun; Edo, Godwin Obaseki; and Ondo, Rotimi Akeredolu.

Also present were former governor of Ekiti, Kayode Fayemi, as well as his Edo and Ogun counterparts, Adams Oshiomhole and Gbenga Daniel respectively.

Also in attendance were former Secretary to the Government of the Federation, Olu Falae; Alani Akinriade, Azubuike Ihejirika, Bamidele Olumilua, David Jemibewon, and Ike Nwachukwu.

The list also included business mogul, Aliko Dangote, Minister of Finance, Kemi Adeosun, Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige and Central Bank Governor, Godwin Emefiele.

Former Governors Olagunsoye Oyinlola, Lucky Igbinedion, James Ibori, and retired Gen. Zamani Lekwot, retired Col. Theophilus Bamigboye, Reuben Fasoranti and Ayo Fasanmi were also there.

NAN reports that the remains of Mr. Adebayo were committed to mother earth at his private residence in Iyin Ekiti with full military honours. (NAN)


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  • elvis

    Dumb osibande. How is Nigeria unity today. Would it not have been better if we were separated then. Don’t know why we are so cursed with dumb leaders.

    • Julius

      You know you and your people can still pack your garbage with all the curses associated tth them and move out of Nigeria today. Of course your fake fraud ass won’t do that because all your noises are scams.

    • Mufu Ola

      Nigerians are united.Only post seekers are crying. When you behave, we shall find ‘something’ for you!

    • Mufu Ola

      Nigerians are united.Only post seekers are crying.Whenever you start behaving like normal people we shall find ‘something’ for you.

      • ed

        Where were you when Fulani’s terrorist herdsmen were at Soyinka’s house repeatedly.
        You lost your mind when Fulani’s terrorist herdsmen killers moved in on innocent children and women in Southern Kaduna.
        You didn’t have access to internet or news paper to read about the massacre in Agatu Benue State.
        No they never informed you about the massacre all over the southern states and middle Belt by the Fulani’s terrorist herdsmen paid by El Rufai and President Buhari.
        Nigerian with intelligence are sick and tied of political jobber like you that see evil and embrace it,

  • Tunji Olarewaju

    Chai! You just borrowed this born f0ol brain in so many words; unfortunately, he lacks the receptacle to receive it. O mase o!

    • Iragbijiile Grant

      Receptacle on a flat Yibo brain? No way.

  • Iragbijiile Grant

    We have lost a gem. A great Yoruba warrior. A great conqueror of Yibos.

    • Fadama

      You are a buffoon. Even in death, you still cannot show respect with a pure mind. Bigot

  • ed

    General Adebayo was a hero and a gentleman.