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UNIBEN Demolition: Resign now, CSOs Tells Edo AG

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Agene AKHERE, Benin

The Edo State Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) on Thursday asked the State’s Attorney-.General to resign his appointment for “lying that the government was not served motion for stay of execution and appeal notice by the institution.”

The CSOs, in a seven-point communique issued yesterday by its Coordinator-General, Comrade Omobude Agho, berated the government for the demolition of the University of Benin (UNIBEN) top management official quarters.

Besides, Omobude asked the state government to tender an unreserved apology to the affected occupants and reconstruct the building pending the final determination of the matter in court.

The group, however, condemned Wednesday’s burning of the state’s commuter bus by students of the institution in retaliation to the demolition.

The property, which is situated at the Government Reservation Area (GRA) of the state capital, had become an issue of litigation between both parties.

While the varsity claimed that the property was given to them as gift by the defunct Mid West State government in the 70s, the present administration insisted that their occupation of the property was “temporary”.

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