Maiduguri – The management of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID), has denied report of the purported resignation of 70 lecturers due to upsurge in Boko Haram attacks on the university community.
A statement signed by Prof. Danjuma Gambo, Director, Radio and Public Relations, on Thursday in Maiduguri, stated that none of the school’s personnel resigned from duty due to attacks by the insurgents.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalled that the university had recently being the target of suicide bomb attacks by the insurgents.
On July 7, the insurgents attacked a team of oil exploration workers from the university and the National Nigeria Petroleum Corporation (NNPC).
They killed five staff of the university and abducted four others.
Gambo dismissed the report as “false and misleading,’’adding that it was aimed at disrupting academic activities in the university.
He said that the report was attributed to the Chairman, Academic Staff Union (ASUU) in the university, Dr Dani Mamman, who was erroneously misrepresented by the media.
“Our attention has been drawn to a false and misleading report indicating that 70 lecturers resigned their appointment due to incessant insurgents’ attacks in the university.
“The management wish to clarify that it has not received any resignation letter from academic or non-academic staff since the attack took place.
“Having successfully completed the second semester 2016/2017 examinations, academic staff are rather busy processing results preparatory to promoting and graduating students,” Gambo said.
He called on members of public to disregard the misconception generated by the report, which he noted, did not reflect on the reality of the situation in the university. (NAN)
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