Sunday, 19 August 2012

Oba of Benin asked to call Bini Profs at UNIBEN to order

THE Benin National Congress
(BNC) has written to Benin
monarch, Oba Erediauwa,
appealing to him to call to
order some professors of
Benin origin in the University
of Benin (UNIBEN) engaged
in campaigns of calumny
against the Vice-Chancellor of
the university, Prof. Osayuki
Oshodin.
A letter signed by Dr. David
Ekomwenrenren, BNC
Director of Publicity,
regretted that the professors
were some of those who
failed to clinch the vice-
chancellorship position, and
therefore resorted to endless
writing of frivolous petitions
with a view to discrediting
the person of Oshodin
despite his laudable efforts
in ensuring that the
university remains number
one in the country.
“We wish to most humbly
solicit the royal intervention
of the revered Benin
Monarch, the Oba of Benin, in
the cold war between top
management officials of the
University of Benin, some of
whom are prominent Benin
academics whose penchant
for petition writings have
reached a crescendo; by
deploying treacherous
instrumentalities against the
vice chancellor, namely,
accusation of overstocking
the institutions’ employees in
favor of the Benin people,
“the letter said.
“The purpose of seeking
your intervention is to avert
a situation or precedent
where, youths of your
revered Kingdom (Benin) will
be seen to be dragging these
Professors of petitions
before traditional tribunals in
their various domains, if they
and their collaborators fail to
retract from these
destructive paths.
“As a matter of decisive
norm and cultural order, we
respectfully appeal to Your
majesty to prevail on these
academics, especially those
of Benin ethnic nationality to
toe the lines of reasoning or
reconciliation, else, your
majesty should kindly
pronounce the appropriate
traditional sanctions on them
and their proxies, to serve as
deterrent to others, while
saving the institution from a
preventable-chaos, as it is
obvious that the resort to
self-help by stakeholders is
imminent.”

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