Our attention has been drawn to a malicious article credited to Pointblanknews with an equally libelous title’FBI Investigates Buhari’s Aide Over $10.5million Wire Fraud, N1.7billion In Safe Keep At Gregory University’.
We therefore wish to state without equivocation that the insinuations of the said article are scandalous, ludicrous, baseless, unfounded and at best a figment of the warped imagination of the fictitious writer, intended to mislead the public while attempting to ridicule, lampoon and malign credible and reputable public figures and organisations. To set the records straight, we hereby state as follows;
1.That Gregory University Uturu is a responsible and responsive stakeholder cum private sector key player in the education family, licensed by the federal government in 2012 to partner government in providing entrepreneurial enlightenment to the public and further recognised in 2017 as host institution for the Presidential Amnesty Programme (PAP).
2. That since the commencement of the PAP in our school we have remained committed to the enshrined ideals of the exercise, as summarised in the desire to reorient, empower and reintegrate Niger Delta youths into the mainstream of the larger society.
3.That all tuition fees for the PAP delegates posted to our school are made by the Amnesty Programme office via a dedicated university bank account, which for transparency purposes remain in full view of interested stakeholders.
4. That to the best of our knowledge neither the university nor the Chancellor, Prof Gregory Ibe is under any form of investigation by FBI and therefore we hereby classify the publication as fake news.
5.That we hereby demand immediate retraction of the said publication by the promoters of Pointblanknews within 48 hours of this release, failure of which our Lawyers will have no other option than to commence litigation processes against the publishers for libel.
Prof Augustine Uwakwe,
Vice Chancellor (Ag.)