UNIPORT Refuse To Release Details Of Pres. Jonathan’s PhD Records

UNIPORT Refuse To Release Details Of Pres. Jonathan’s PhD Records

UNIPORT refuse to release Jonathan's phd
The University of Portharcourt have refused to release details of President Goodluck Jonathan’s Ph.D records, despite an application from a lawyer using the Freedon of Information Act (FOIA).

Acting under the powers of the FOIA, Nsirimovu Courage, Esq of  the Access to Information Officer of  The Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian Law had requested for the details on behalf of a  Nigerian citizen , Omano Edigheji,PhD.

But  the University which earlier acknowledged receiving the request has  finally refused to release the details.

The letter  declining  to disclose information was dated 26th February 2015.

It reads in part: “The Management of the University  has carefully considered your request  vis-a-vis  the FOI Act.It is my  instructions to inform  you that your request  does not come within  the relevant provisions  of the FOI Act for its applicability or for the University  to provide such details as requested.Details of of the Ph.D Degree of President Goodluck Jonathan in the University of Port Harcourt cannot therefore be made available to you”.It was signed by Eric Loveday Osuo Abonemi,University,  Legal officer

Acknowledging the  request earlier, the legal officer of  UNIPORT   as university  is fondly called said  in a letter dated  13th February,2015: “I wish  to refer to your application to the Vice Chancellor of the University of Port Harcourt on the above subject. It is my instructions to inform you that the Management of the University is considering your request and will forward a response to you in due course accordingly

“Thank you and with the assurances of Vice Chancellor’s regards and best wishes.

But a furious activist slammed the university with the following questions : What is UniPort hiding? Why is his PhD thesis not at the University library?  Why has the thesis not been cited by any academic or student? These are all questions that need answers”

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