Activist threatens to sue UNIBEN over unpaid contract

Activist threatens to sue UNIBEN over unpaid contract

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A human rights activist, Chief Patrick Eholor, has threatened to sue the University of Benin (UNIBEN) over unpaid contract running into millions of Naira.

CHIEF PATRICK EHOLOR

He said he undertook the contract for the University when Prof. Faraday Orumwense was the Vice Chancellor of the institution years ago.

Eholor disclosed this at an interactive session with newsmen at the weekend in Benin City, Edo State.

He also alleged that all entreaties to get the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Lilian Salami to pay him, met a brick wall.

The activist lamented that the high-altitude manoeuvres of the Vice Chancellor became more glaring than ever after he raised the red flag on the sorry state of toilets in one of the female hostels in UNIBEN.

But the Public Relations Officer of the University of Benin, Dr. (Mrs) Benedicta Ehanire had said the institution will not tolerate any attempt by any contractor, including Eholor to blackmail the institution.

She said in a statement dated Wednesday April 14, 2021 that Eholor had in a letter praised the Vice Chancellor in the past, but wondered why the sudden turn of event.

Details later…

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