- November 13, 2017
- Posted by: Ade Toye
- Category: news
The University of Lagos Alumni Association has named the school’s Moremi Car Park after the outgoing Vice-Chancellor of the institution, Prof. Rahaman Bello, as his parting gift.
The National President of the association, Dr. Sonny Kuku, noted that the outgoing VC had done well for the school and they felt it was right to name the car park after him upon its renovation, which he said would cost N30m and would be jointly funded by the alumni association and Zenith Bank.
A statement on Friday quoted Kuku as saying, “Apart from guarding the traditions of the school, this is one of the things an alumni association should do. The association ought to help develop the community and help fund projects in the university. We are going to rebuild, make the park ultramodern and build some proper shops.
“We are naming it after Professor Rahaman Bello, who is leaving office after completing his five-year tenure. He has been a wonderful vice-chancellor and we thought it is right to do this for him.”
Speaking, the outgoing VC, who left office on Friday, stated that it was a thing of joy to witness the moment in the history of the school. He also described the alumni association as the biggest stakeholder in the university.
“I am happy that renewing this place is commencing before I leave office and what you did for me today I will not forget. I am part of this now and I believe that we will jointly continue to recreate what we want for the school,” he added.