The Kogi Women Network for Democratic Change and Good Governance (KWNDCGG) has berated the perpetrators of the attack on the persons and image of the immediate past Vice Chancellor of the Federal University Lokoja, Professor Angela Miri, as an attack on womenfolk which should be resisted.
The group lamented those in the Ivory Tower that should be cultured, abandoned decency, decorum and civil way of life and embarked on shameful, disgraceful and degrading protest against a vice chancellor that has done a lot for the transformation of the institution.
At a press conference held in Lokoja, Thursday, the national coordinator of the association, Hajia Ramatu Muhammed, berated the few individuals within the university community who came out shamelessly and childishly to embarrass the entire university community with their ill-motivated protest.
The national coordinator insisted that the few individuals have been behind all sorts of wicked publications mounted in the last three and half years to cause serious disaffection in the institution, especially between the outgoing vice-chancellor, Professor Angela Miri and the rest of the staff.
“It should be noted that these few individuals had been the evil brain behind various skirmishes between the university community and the host communities in the past.
“They lied about and raised false alarms as well as sowed the seed of discord everywhere in order to create tension and chaos in the university.
“Professor Miri, on several occasions was accused of financial recklessness, corruption, nepotism and embezzlement which they could not substantiate.
“They never had the audacity and the facts to prosecute her in a law court or any of the anti-corruption bodies. What did she embezzle? No funds came to her account. Most of the projects executed are TETfund funded projects in which she worked hard to attract to the university and the contractors were not recruited by her. The work done by contractors is there for all to see,” the group said.
While condemning the protest orchestrated by few members of staff of the institution who hate development, Hajia Mohammed called on the law enforcement agencies to wade into the matter to unravel those behind the despicable act.