By Olawale Ibrahim,Lokoja
Nigerian Youth Congress (NYC) Kogi State Chapter has urged Social Economic Rights Accountability Project (SERAP) to tender an unreserved apology to the Vice-Chancellor, Federal University, Lokoja Professor Angela Freeman Miri over what it described as baseless and unfounded allegations of corruption against her.
The group said the recent media attack by SERAP against the administration of the Vice-Chancellor, Federal University, Lokoja on alleged financial impropriety leveled against her is uncalled for and politically motivated.
The NYC explained that the online media attack from SERAP on the Person of Vice-Chancellor came as surprise, stressing that the accusation that the Vice-Chancellor dipped her hands into various accounts of the University is to say the less, frivolous baseless, malicious and satanically orchestrated to malign her person.
The NYC, Kogi chapter who was reacting to the allegation against Professor Angela Freeman Miri in a press statement signed by its Secretary-General, Comrade Maximillian Emmanuel Tashilani copy of which was made available to news in Lokoja on Thursday.
“It is glaring to us that the whole story is a figment of the writer. The write up shows lack of coherence and reliable facts on the financial situation and this fell short of Standard practice of investigation. The non-authentication of the said write up invalidates of its credibility. One would have expected SERAP to do due diligence to ascertain a true position of things in University before going to the public,” the statement said.
NYC lamented that the indictment of the Vice-Chancellor on financial recklessness without recourse to any administrative and Judicial panel speaks volumes of the sordid jobs done to assassinate the character Vice-Chancellor.
“From above, we deduced that SERAP has no Knowledge of the financial workings of the University, especially Federal University, Lokoja.
“The Organization should not be used by unscrupulous individuals within and outside University to achieve their inordinate ambition,” NYC posited