In one of the present government’s activities to commemorate 13 years of uninterrupted democracy, the president of Nigeria, Goodluck Jonathan has renamed the University of Lagos to Moshood Abiola University. This he said was in a bid to remember one of the men who fought for democracy. MKO Abiola’s June 1993 election was annulled and he was put in prison shortly after that. He died while in prison.

The president noted by renaming the University of Lagos after him is a way of immortalizing him. He therefore promised to continue in such act of immortalizing those who fought for democracy.