The renaming of Federal University, Ndufu-Alike, Ikwo (FUNAI), in Ebonyi after the late Second Republic Vice President Alex Ekwueme has not been made official to the institution
Ikechukwu Ubochi, the Public Relations Officer of FUNAI, said this on Friday.
“We heard about the renaming over the radio and the university will react appropriately when we receive the information formally,’’ Ubochi told NAN.
However, Prof. John Ekeh, the Ebonyi Commissioner for Education, commended the Federal Government decision.
“The Federal Government has honoured the Igbo nation by giving its departed worthy son, Ekwueme, an honour befitting of icons of like him.
“The decision should be a rallying point for Nigerians to believe and work for Nigeria’s unity which the departed statesman preached during his lifetime,” Ekeh said.
Vice President Yemi Osibanjo announced the renaming of the university during the funeral service for Ekwueme on Friday at Oko, Anambra.