A University Don, Prof. Andrew Efemini of the Department of Philosophy in the University of Port Harcourt has cried for help from members of the public.
Prof. Efemini in a Save-Our-Soul message posted on his timeline on Facebook said he stands a chance of losing his life.
The outspoken Senior lecturer at UNIPORT claimed that he is being persecuted for his stance against the Management of the University of Port Harcourt over anti-student policies.
He said lack of financial capability was affecting his health challenge which he said is now deteriorating.
Prof. Andrew Efemini also said he had contemplated suicide as a result of the neglect he faces daily from his colleagues, members of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU.
Recall that the university management suspended him after he was alleged to have thrown support for students’ agitation.
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PROF. ANDREW EFEMINI
A PROFESSOR OF PHILOSOPHY
UNIVERSITY OF PORT HARCOURT
I AM NOW A DESTITUTE
Having survived five months as against the statutory three months of suspension, I am left with no option but to inform the public that I now need financial support to continue to survive.
I have informed the university in writing that as a diabetic and hypertensive patient, my life is threatened by the cut of my salary as a result of my suspension from duty due to allegations over students related agitations over fee policies of the university of Port Harcourt.
I have contemplated suicide severally with a suicide message for the Nigerian people on how a Professor or anybody at that should not be treated. I hope the university of Port Harcourt will take note of this paragraph.
I see people who are supposed to be my friends pass me everyday unconcerned about how I survive. May be that is human nature.
Not even the Union ASUU has shown concern about my life threatening conditions. The Union where I was branch chairman for five years. Strange things happen.
Please, concerned Nigerians should come to my aid. I need at least N50,000 each month to buy my insulin alone. I also buy other drugs. I have a family to also run.
Please don’t ignore this post. It is my last effort to stay alive. People who think that speaking for students is a crime must be put to shame.
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THANKS TO YOU ALL.