The Eastern Palm University, Ogboko, Imo State, has been closed with immediate effect.
This closure was announced by the Vice-Chancellor, Prof Tola Badejo, who briefed journalists in Owerri, the state capital, on Wednesday, April 28.
Badejo said that the decision was taken to safeguard the lives of the students and staff and as well as the properties of the varsity.
He also disclosed that the institution took the decision following the ownership crisis between Rochas Okorocha and the Imo state government.
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He said, “The recent visit by the Imo State Commissioner for Education ordering the students to leave the premises was unsettling for the institution. The recent removal of the university’s entrance billboard by the Imo State Government and its replacement with the proposed renamed K. O Mbadiwe university by the government-aided armed policemen is simply one action too many.
“Antics and actions by the Imo State Government have disrupted the academic activities of the institution and have stirred an air of panic and discomfort in a place that is designed to bring a sense of purpose to the young bright minds within its walls.
“The decision to shut down was made upon the heels of the recent and incessant harassment by the Imo State Government and its total disregard for the court judgment of the state High court on this matter.
“All students and parents are urged to contact the registrar’s office in order to gain better insight and support during this period. Creating a healthy and conducive environment for learning is key to our operations at Eastern Palm University and as such a parameter we cannot trade.”
Meanwhile, a former Senate President, Bukola Saraki, has implored President Muhammadu Buhari to seek help in the war against terrorism and insurgency.
This was contained in a statement issued by Saraki on Tuesday, April 27.
“It is obvious that President Muhammadu Buhari and the All Progressives Congress (APC) government need help,” Saraki noted.
The former Governor also bemoaned the disturbing rate of insecurity in various parts of the country; especially in Anambra, Kaduna, Yobe, Niger, and Lagos States where acts of violence were reported in one day.
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“Hour after hour, breaking news after breaking news, we saw numerous unacceptable reports of violence, kidnapping, terrorism; as well as the systematic breakdown of law and order in many parts of the nation. This should not be so,” he said.
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