The controversial conference on witchcraft proposed for November 26 and
November 27 by the B.I.C Ijomah Centre for Policy and Research at the
University of Nigeria, Nsukka has been cancelled by the school
The conference raised so much dust threatening to tear the institution
apart as students, lecturers and alumni disagreed on the need for the
Students and staff, who were opposed to the programme held several
protests criticizing the conference which some described as evil.
Campaigns were mounted against the conference both online and on campus
as leaflets and posters littered Nsukka calling for its cancellation.
Special prayers were also held within and outside the campus against
what had been described in some quarters as “the work of the agents of
In a deliberate attempt to save the situation and rising tension the
Vice Chancellor Professor Charlie Igwe Monday ordered the immediate
cancellation of the conference.
In a statement signed by the acting Public Relations Officer, PRO, Okwun
Omeaku said the cancellation is in response to the yearnings of the
The statement reads: This is to inform the university community in
particular and general public that the Vice Chancellor Prof Charles Igwe
has directed that the TOPIC for the Interdisciplinary and International
Seminar…be dropped forthwith.
“This is in response to the yearnings of the public that have
erroneously misconstrued the ideas behind the choice of the topic, and a
true demonstration of Management with a listening ear. Other aspects of
the programme will run its full course.