Andrew Efemini, the University of Port Harcourt lecturer who was accused of inciting students to revolt against the university management and subsequently suspended.
Mr Efemini in a Facebook post said he is diabetic and needs N50,000 monthly to treat his ailment.
He also expressed disappointment on how most of his colleagues have kept mute in his ordeal especially the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU UNIPORT) chapter for turning blind eye to his ordeal.
Read statement as obtained by NGHUBS below
I AM NOW A DESTITUTE
Having survived five months as against the statutory three months of suspension, I am left with no option but to inform the public that I now need financial support to continue to survive.
I have informed the university in writing that as a diabetic and hypertensive patient, my life is threatened by the cut of my salary as a result of my suspension from duty due to allegations over students related agitations over fee policies of the university of Port Harcourt.
I have contemplated suicide severally with a suicide message for the Nigerian people on how a Professor or anybody at that should not be treated. I hope the university of Port Harcourt will take note of this paragraph.
I see people who are supposed to be my friends pass me everyday unconcerned about how I survive. May be that is human nature.
Not even the Union ASUU has shown concern about my life threatening conditions. The Union where I was branch chairman for five years. Strange things happen.
Please, concerned Nigerians should come to my aid. I need at least N50,000 each month to buy my insulin alone. I also buy other drugs. I have a family to also run.
Please don’t ignore this post. It is my last effort to stay alive. People who think that speaking for students is a crime must be put to shame.
My account details:
THANKS TO YOU ALL. Students mobilize to support my survival. No amount is too small.