- A human rights lawyer, Inibehe Effiong, has drawn the attention of Nigerians to the plight of an associate professor who is dying of severe cardiovascular disease
- Inih Ebong, was an associate professor in the Department of Theatre Arts, University of Uyo, before his appointment was unlawfully terminated in 2002
- Effiong has called on Nigerians to help the ailing lecturer as he has no alternative source of income to pay for medical bills
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Inih Ebong, a Nigerian lecturer who was unjustly sacked in 2002 by the University of Uyo, is dying of severe cardiovascular disease.
The associate professor in the Department of Theatre Arts has been out of a job for a very long time and without any alternative source of income.
A Lagos-based human rights lawyer identified as Inibehe Effiong recently paid him a visit and shared his plight on social media.
Effiong shared the ailing lecturer's account details on his Facebook page and called on Nigerians to help him with whatever they have.
He said he is working on opening a GoFundMe account for the associate professor.
The lawyer wrote:
"Dr. Inih Ebong has been fighting for 18 years, despite the lucid judgment delivered in January in his favour, University of Uyo has refused to comply and is embarking on appeal. Inih Ebong is dying of severe cardiovascular disease and needs urgent medical attention but has no money.
"Pending when the GoFundMe will be set-up (I'm working on it), kindly send him donation as follows: Inih Ebong, Guaranty Trust Bank (GTB) - 0042760051."
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