In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 06th, October, 2020

Lawyer Begs Nigerians to Donate For Ailing Professor Who Was Sacked Since 2002 Over Activism (Photograph)

Lawyer Begs Nigerians to Donate For Ailing Professor Who Was Sacked Since 2002 Over Activism (Photo)

 Associate Profesor Inih Ebong was sacked for engaging in activism

Affiliate Profesor Inih Ebong was sacked for participating in activism

 

A Nigerian lawyer, Inibehe Effiong has referred to as on good spirited Nigerians to come back to the help of an affiliate professor, Inih Ebong who was sacked from the College of Calabar for criticizing the then Vice Chancellor of the varsity, Prof. Akpan Morgan Ekpo since 2002.

 

Effiong stated Ebong has been below extreme hardship since he was sacked and is extremely sick.

 

He took to Twitter and wrote:

 

Right now, I visited Inih Ebong, an affiliate professor of theatre artwork at his residence in Uyo. I used to be virtually moved to tears over the hardship and injustice that this patriotic mental has gone by way of for the previous 18 years. He’s terribly sick and may barely converse. It’s tragic.

 

In 2002, the then dictatorial Vice Chancellor of College of Uyo, Prof. Akpan Morgan Ekpo, sacked Dr. Inih Ebong as a result of he might not tolerate his persistent criticisms and activism. Dr. Inih Ebong was a thorn within the flesh of the college administration. He was fearless.

 

He by no means compromised on his ideas. For this, he was despised by an oppressive system that didn’t permit activism or unionism by college students and lecturers. The identical Prof. Ekpo additionally expelled Hon. Onofiok Luke who was the SUG President and likewise sacked the ASUU Chairman Edet Akpan.

 

Dr. Edet Akpan is an affiliate professor of arithmetic. Like Dr. Ebong, he was sacked in 2004 for criticising the identical Akpan Ekpo. The court docket ordered his reinstatement about two years in the past. Dr. Ebong as soon as refused a request by a VC to permit an unqualified scholar to jot down exams.

 

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After a protracted battle in court docket, the Nationwide Industrial Courtroom in Uyo in January 2020 delivered judgment in favour of Dr. Ebong and ordered the College of Uyo to reinstate and pay him his excellent salaries and allowances. This judgment got here 18 years after he was sacked.

 

The court docket gave UNIUYO 30 days to conform however they determined to attraction the judgment on the Courtroom of Attraction. That is taking place below the management of Enefiok Essien, a professor of regulation and Senior Advocate of Nigeria – the present Vice Chancellor whose tenure will finish in December.

 

In the meantime, Dr. Inih Ebong is 69 years outdated and can clock retirement age subsequent yr. He can barely feed his household. I ought to point out that along with the sack, the College revealed a vindictive Disclaimer in nationwide newspapers and requested the general public to not affiliate with him.

 

The disclaimer made the lifetime of Dr. Inih Ebong extra depressing. He misplaced a superb job supply by the College of Melbourne in Australia due to the depraved disclaimer. This man by no means stole a Kobo from the College of Uyo however they marketed him as a felony. Such wickedness!

 

Dr. Ebong was the Head of Division of Theatre Artwork within the college. As a lecturer, he produced professors and outstanding personalities. Dr. @abati1990 is one in every of his former college students. Prof. Effiong Johnson is one other of his former college students. He was a voice of conscience on campus.

 

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Three of his kids had been additionally annoyed out of the College of Uyo. He has move by way of hell. It is a man that was skilled within the College of Nigeria, Nsukka, Michigan State College, U.S.A. and College of Birmingham, U.Okay. He returned to Nigeria to assist his nation.

 

His physician, a advisor heart specialist, informed him that he has 20 p.c likelihood of survival.

 

Dr. Ebong can’t afford his medical payments. He already has excellent payments. You possibly can see from the photographs that I took with him at this time that he’s surviving by sheer luck.

HE NEEDS OUR HELP.

 

Please assist Dr. Ebong.

We can’t let him die in servitude. Allow us to show to the world that it pays to face up for the reality. Kindly ship him a donation as follows:

Inih Ebong, Warranty Belief Financial institution (GTB) – 0042760051.

You possibly can attain his spouse, Uduak on +2349046469446.

THANK YOU.

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