01 August 2013, Warri – Chairman, Niger-Delta Ex-Militants, Urhobo chapter, Mr. Augustine Ogedegbe, has appealed to those against the Vice Chancellor of Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Effurun, FUPRE, Delta State, Professor Alhassan Bichi, a Northerner, to leave him alone to do his job.
Ogedegbe said, “I am an Urhobo and happy with the wonderful work the Vice Chancellor is doing at FUPRE.
“God is using him to turn around the school that was once written off. Why should people not give him rest of mind?
“It is of note that a Vice Chancellor, who is from the Northern part of the country, has interest in developing a school in the Southern part of the country. We should support and not antagonise him.
“When I read reports of hostilities by people towards him, I am pained because anybody who had visited the university since he came on board knows that there are changes. I call him God-sent.
“Niger Delta ex-militants fought because our area is underdeveloped. We have been working hard for development to come, and for this reason, our people should allow peace to reign for development to come.”
– Emma Amaize, Vanguard