Raymond Ozoji, Awka
Vice Chancellor Tansian University Umunya, Oyi local government area of Anambra state, Rev. Prof. Jonhbosco Akam, has debunked allegations of a certain N23 million debt purportedly owed one Rommy Ezeonwuka over the premises upon which the Oba campus of the university operated in Idemili-south council area.
Akam who spoke with our correspondent at Central School Amesi in Aguata local government area where he was conferred a chieftaincy title at the weekend, said there was no such thing in existence and that the matter was in court.
He said the Oba and Umunya campuses of the university were operational and that educational activities were intact and that the university does not intend to fall short of its mandate of producing graduates with comparative advantage for the Nigerian society and beyond.
The vice chancellor therefore maintained that the institution was not indebted to any person; that it was wrong to spread such malicious information about the university stressing that it was the verdict of the court that would determine the veracity of the purported debt.
Some reports had alleged that a debt to the tune of N23 million was being owed one Chief Rommy Ezeonwuka, the proprietor of Rojeny Games Village Oba, by the management of Tansian University.
Ezeonwuka is said to have initiated moves to confiscate the Oba campus of the University which according to him belonged to his company Ranent Industries Nigeria Limited.
There were allegations also that the university management refused to pay on the ground that the rate of students enrollment into the university has dropped considerably and as a result the University can no longer afford to pay the debt.
Further allegation was that the management and staff of the University were using the money being generated from students’ enrolment to build structures at Umunya campus and also acquiring expensive vehicles even as both parties await court judgement on the matter.