FUNAAB Debunks Report Attributed to Obong of Calabar Attacking Obasanjo

The management of the Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta (FUNAAB) has refuted media report claiming that the Obong of Calabar, Edidem Ekpo Okon flayed former President Olusegun Obasanjo over deplorable conditions of roads in Ogun.

Dr Bola Adekola, the registrar of FUNAAB, stated this in a statement issued in Abeokuta on Friday.

Adekola explained that the report was baseless, unfounded and ill informed.

He noted that Okon was in Abeokuta in his capacity as Chancellor of FUNAAB to preside over the 30th Convocation Ceremony of the institution currently on-going.

He added that the Obong of Calabar used the opportunity to host the Paramount Ruler of Yewa Land, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle and Olowu of Owu, Oba (Prof.) Saka Matemilola and dignitaries who inaugurated projects marking the ceremony.

”The Obong of Calabar, speaking in his capacity as FUNAAB chancellor appealed to the Ogun State government to kindly fix the deplorable road leading to the university.

”The paramount ruler did not mention the former president, Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, talk less of blaming the illustrious son of the soil, his long time friend whom he has tremendous respect for.

”The Chancellor of FUNAAB only pleaded on behalf of the university and the stakeholders to the state government to kindly repair the road.

”He made the open appeal before Oba Olugbenle who also reiterated Obong’s appeal to government as well as before Chief Obasanjo’s traditional ruler, the Olowu of Owu, Oba (Prof) Saka Matemilola,” he said.

The registrar called on the public to disregard the fabricated story, saying it was capable of souring the robust relationship between the Obong and Obasanjo.