A former All Progressives Congress’ presidential aspirant, Malam Adamu Garba, has proposed that the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN), be renamed after the late Queen Elizabeth II as an honour.
CAMPUS GIST reports that the British longest-serving monarch passed away peacefully at Balmoral on Thursday, at age 96, after 70 years, seven months of reign on the throne.
President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered that the Nigerian flag be flown at half mast upon all public buildings and at all Nigerian Embassies, as a mark of respect for the late Queen.
However, taking to his Twitter handle, the APC stalwart said the Federal Government should immortalise Queen Elizabeth II by renaming UNN after the late British monarch.
“In order to immortalise Queen Elizabeth, we should rename the University of Nigeria, Nsukka to Queen Elizabeth University of Nigeria since it is the first University in Nigeria,” Garba wrote.
His proposal was however met with mixed reactions with many nitizens kicking against the call.