Information made available to 247ureports.com through sources within the Senate chambers reveal that the UNILAG/MAUL saga have entered a public chapter – as the Senate has agreed on throwing the deliberation into the open for public discourse.
It is gathered the Senate, on the afternoon of Thursday, discussed the request for approval sought by Mr. President to rename UNILAG to MAUL. Following the end of the meeting, the Senators decided to opted for a public hearing.
A source notes that the Senators appeared usually uneasy over the request for approval presented before them – as they gathered. Some viewed the request a catch-22. And for this reason and other reasons, “they passed over the burden” explained the source who also added that some among the Senators seemed eager for “political uppercuts” against the president – through the hoopla to be caused by the open discuss.
It is not certain the date of the public hearing.
On Democracy Day of 2012, Mr. President announced, as part of his Democracy Day address to the Nation, the name change of UNILAG to MAUL.
The change came as arbitrary. It was received with mixed feelings. In many quarters the announcement was welcomed with rejection.