The Ekiti State House of Assembly , on Tuesday , passed a bill to amend the law of the newly – upgraded University of Education , Science and Technology , Ikere Ekiti, to rename it after the former governor of old Ondo State , Evangelist Bamidele Olumilua .
The university , which was upgraded from a college of education , will be known as the Bamidele Olumilua University of Education , Science and Technology , Ikere Ekiti, when the bill is assented to by Governor Kayode Fayemi .
The bill for the amendment of the law which upgraded the college to university to the effect of renaming of the university after Olumilua , was sponsored by Adeoye Aribasoye and supported by members via a voice vote at the plenary .
The Speaker , Funminiyi Afuye , while speaking on the former governor , who died on June 4 at the age of 80 , said , “ It is to capture his contribution to the socio -political and economic life of Ekiti State and the old Ondo State in general . ”
Afuye described Olumilua as “ a man of integrity, who deserves to be immortalised . He was the first Ekiti man to be elected as governor in the whole of Nigeria . He lived a very exemplary life .”