The Ekiti State House of Assembly approved the Renaming of the University of Education, Science and Technology, Ikere Ekiti to the Bamidele Olumilua University of Education, Science and Technology.
Bamidele Isola Olumilua (1940 – 4 June 2020) was a Nigerian politician who was the elected Governor of Ondo State, Nigeria from January 1992 to November 1993 during the Nigerian Third Republic, elected on the Social Democratic Party (SDP) platform. He served as a diplomat of Nigeria to the state of Canada. He was the Chancellor, Ekiti State University.
Olumilua joined the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) in 1998. He was appointed as the Chairman of the Christian Pilgrims Board. In August 2005, the PDP stated that he was no longer a member of the party. He later became one of the founding members of the Action Congress (AC) party, formed in 2006.
He died on 4 June 2020, aged 80.