Adamu Garba receives stunning call to rename University of Nigeria to ‘Queen Elizabeth University’
Former Presidential candidate Adamu Garba has received slaps online after revealing how Queen Elizabeth II is set to be immortalized in Nigeria.
Naija News had earlier reported that the Queen died on Thursday evening, hours after doctors became concerned about her health.
Since her passing, many Nigerians and the world have continued to pay tribute to the 96-year-old monarch.
In a post shared on the microblogging platform Twitter, Adamu said Nigeria’s premier university at Nsukka should be renamed in honor of Queen Elizabeth.
Adamu said if it were right to be president of Nigeria, he would declare three days of national mourning for the Queen’s death.
According to him, the Queen’s ability to stay on the throne for seven decades can only be the work of God and Grace.
He wrote: “Immortalizing Queen Elizabeth by renaming the University of Nigeria, Nsukka in her honor would have been easier if I communicated with our grandparents. Fortunately, they knew its value.
“Age is a grace, and 7 decades on the Throne can only be the work of God and Grace.
If I am the President of Nigeria today, I will declare 3 days of national mourning for the death of Queen Elizabeth II of England.
“Those of you who went to UNN, Nsukka, get ready to redo your CVs. Hopefully, your former school will be renamed Queen Elizabeth University of Nigeria. I congratulate you on this remarkable progress.
The statement did not sit well with many Nigerians as they wondered why a country would ever rename anything after a colonizer.
poshkids.thriftstore wrote: “Always badly behaved. You can change your own name to Queen Elizabeth to immortalize it nah…abi comment”
jenny_presy wrote: “It’s the fact that he thinks he owns Nigeria for me… the nerve”
omololad____ wrote: “This one will just type nonsense every 5 working days”
imightbeusman wrote: “God please now… What is all this now???? Why would anyone ever think of renaming anything after a “colonizer” What’s wrong with our people now. He’s someone who doesn’t even want you to live a free life and you always think about celebrating it.
_deagram wrote: “This man just decided not to make sense of what he was saying up there. Ex-presidential aspirant indeed.
iamshadk101 wrote: “Abeg shift, how many of our former great leaders have immortalized for England.
The death of the queen
Buckingham Palace on Thursday evening announced that Queen Elizabeth II died “peacefully” at Balmoral Castle in Scotland.
King Charles and Queen Consort Camilla stayed at Balmoral on Thursday evening.
Doctors had “recommended that she be placed under medical supervision”, according to a statement from Buckingham Palace released earlier Thursday afternoon.
Several members of the royal family went there, including Princes Charles and William but also Princess Anne and Prince Andrew as well as Harry.