…Rejects signing of indemnity form
Paul Obiajunwo, Port Harcourt
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) Zone B, comprising South-East and South –South has called on those shading the Vice Chancellor of University of Port Harcourt (UNIPORT) Prof. Lale Ndowa from being sack to be ready to contend with the Aluta movement.
Comrade Pedro Obi, Coordinator NANS Zone B, disclosed this yesterday when he led executive leaders of the zone to an emergency meeting at the Faculty of Law, Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital.
Comrade Obi said as far as NANS Zone B is concern, Prof. Ndowa is not the VC of UNIPORT untill the investigation panel report on the killing of late Peter Ofurum is made public and all those involved punished.
The University of Port Harcourt on 11th April, 2016 demonstrated against the policy of No school fees, No Examination which led to the unfortunate killing of Peter Ofurum and subsequent shut down of the school by management.
Though the school has reopened but Obi said some of the issue that led to the closure of the school has not being addressed, adding that the issue of signing indemnity form by the students has been totally rejected by NANS.
He warned the management to desist from what he called the wicked plan to hurriedly bury the late Peter Ofurum without properly attending to the issues at hand, stressing that any attempt to do so will incur the wrath of the students.
Comrade Obi said: “We are aware that some people are shading Prof. Lale Ndowa from being sack, we hereby condemned and reject this in totality. As we are concern people like him cannot preside over the affair of any campus in our zone
“Our stand on the late Ofurum immortalization on campus remains non-negotiable, the school fees of 23,000 certificate fee, N10,000 external Examination fee and other illegal charges should be holistically reviewed.”
When contacted the UNIPORT Public Relations Officer Mr. Williams Wodi through a text message after he refused to pick his call, he replied by saying that he is yet to receive the copy of demand from NANS Zone B.