Obong Of Calabar Did Not Flay Obasanjo-Says FUNAAB... He Only Appealed to Ogun Govt to Fix the Deplorable Camp -Campus Road - EDU-BIZNEWS


Friday, August 11, 2023

Obong Of Calabar Did Not Flay Obasanjo-Says FUNAAB... He Only Appealed to Ogun Govt to Fix the Deplorable Camp -Campus Road

The management of Federal University of Agriculture Abeokuta (FUNAAB) has dismissed a story credited to its Chancellor in the Friday edition of Champion Newspapers with headline 
"Obong of Calabar Flays Obasanjo Over Bad Roads In Ogun"

Registrar of the university, Dr Bola Adekola who disclaimed the publication in a statement made available to Edu-Biznews on Friday, asked the general public to disregard the story, saying the report is  baseless,unfounded and ill informed.

The university described the story as mischievous and imagination of the writer whom according to the statement has an intent to embarrass the Obong of Calabar 

The statement further reads in part:
'"As a matter of fact, the news item is a mischievous imagination of the writer as it can be interpreted as an intent to embarrass the Obong of Calabar and Paramount Ruler of Efik Burutu Kingdom, His Eminence, Edidem Ekpo Okon Abasi Otu V who is the Chancellor of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB)"

"Obong is in Abeokuta in his capacity as Chancellor of FUNAAB to preside over the 30th Convocation Ceremony of the institution which is on- going, and during which he hosted to the Paramount Ruler of Yewa Land, Oba (Dr.) Kehinde Olugbenle and Olowu of Owu, Oba (Prof.) Saka Matemilola and dignitaries who inaugurated projects marking the occasion aforementioned"

"Receiving the Royal Fathers, and Management of FUNAAB who were accompanied by some journalists who attended a Press Conference and  commissioning of Projects marking the Convocation ceremony earlier in the day, Obong, speaking in his capacity as FUNAAB Chancellor appealed to  the State Government to kindly fix the deplorable road leading to the University"

"His Eminence did not mention the former President, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo talkless of blaming  the illustrious son of the soil, his long time friend whom he has tremendous respect for."

"The Chancellor of FUNAAB only pleaded on behalf of the University and the stakeholders to the State Government to kindly repair the road"

"He made the open appeal before the Paramount Ruler of Yewa Land Oba Kehinde Olugbenle who also reiterated Obong appeal to Government as well as before Chief Obasanjo's monarch,the Olowu of Owu,Oba (Prof) Saka  Matemilola"

"Whereas other journalists in their reports stated that His Eminence,the Obong of Calabar appealed to the State Government, it's only the Champion Newspapers that misinformed the public by reporting that Obong Flays Obasanjo".

"We hereby call on the Public to disregard this fabricated  story as  concorted as it is capable of souring the robust rapport between His Eminence,the Obong and his  long time friend,Chief Olusegun Obasanjo,whose consideration was the driving force that spurred the physical prescence of His Eminence at the Coronation of the new Olowu of Owu last year,"the statement concluded 

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