The pro-chancellor and chairman of the governing council of the University of Calabar, Senator Nkechi Nwaogu, says the institution lost properties worth N1.3 billion during the #EndSARS protests.
Senator Nwaogu, who revealed this during a media parliament with journalists in the institution’s Senate chambers on Monday, wondered why any sane individual would launch an attack on any institution of higher education.
According to her, today UNICAL is bleeding from the attack like no other university in the country has had to.
‘Losing the property of around 1.3 billion on a whim of a criminal attack is very challenging and overwhelming for the university to just replace it.
“This impact is felt in the very foundations of the institution,” he lamented.
He listed the facilities burned down by the thugs to include the Academic Publishing Center, the faculty of pharmaceutical sciences, the new faculty of medicine, as well as the Unical Hotel and Conference Center.
She appealed to government agencies and well-meaning Nigerians and people of good will to turn to the institution’s assistant to help her stand up.