Politician and community leader, Chief Jibril Yusuf, has urged the federal government rename Federal University, Lokoja, after elder statesman and former chairman, Arewa Consultative Forum (ACF) Senator Sunday Awoniyi, in order to immortalise him, kogireport reveals.
Yusuf made the call while delivering a keynote address at the reception held by South East Yagba Development Association (SEYDA) in honour of two elected representatives in both state and national assemblies at Ife-Olukotun, in Yagba East local government area of Kogi.
He urged member of House of Representatives Mr. Leke Abejide, to sponsor a Bill that would change the name of Federal University, Lokoja, to Sunday Awoniyi University, Lokoja, saying Awoniyi was an icon that deserves immortalisation.
Yusuf noted that over the years, a number of developments had taken place which had changed the political, physical and even economic characteristics of the district.
He stated that the area had witnessed development economically, as many big time business executives had emerged, saying, “the biggest poultry farm land in Kogi is domiciled in the area in Ponyon community.”
South East Yagba Development Association (SEYDA) chairman, Ambassador Sola Enikanolaiye, urged the newly-elected lawmakers to push legislations and projects that would add value to the lives of their constituents.
The duo, Mr Leke Abejide, member of House of Representatives, and Mr Jimoh Omiata, member of Kogi House of Assembly, are both from the southern part of Yagba East.