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Move to auction property stirs row at Ebonyi agric college

By Editor
27 December 2019   |   3:41 am
A move by the Provost of Federal College of Agriculture, Ishiagu, Ebonyi State, Prof. Justina Mgbada, to auction property of the institution few days to the end of her five-year tenure is currently unsettling the school...

A move by the Provost of Federal College of Agriculture, Ishiagu, Ebonyi State, Prof. Justina Mgbada, to auction property of the institution few days to the end of her five-year tenure is currently unsettling the school, as the board and academic staff union have stoutly opposed the plan.

The Guardian gathered that Mgbada, whose tenure expires on December 31, 2019, had secured approval to auction some unused property of the college, including vehicles, a move being resisted by the two bodies on the ground that some of the automobiles put up for sale were only purchased this year.

A letter to the host community by the board of the college dated December 24, 2019 and signed by the Acting board chairman, Jacob Gbagede, has however, warned members to be vigilant and refuse any attempt by anybody to “part with our vehicles.”Reacting, the provost said she followed due process in obtaining the approval for the auction.

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