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COVID19 : Unizik VC Not A Suspect

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The management of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka Anambra state has issued a disclaimer on a purported story making the rounds that the Vice Chancellor of the university , Prof.Charles Okechukwu Esimone has tested positive for coronavirus .

The disclaimer signed and issued to newsmen in Awka yesterday by the acting Public Relations Officer of the institution Chika Gladys Ene , made it categorically clear that the university head is sound , hale and hearty and has not exhibited any symptoms of ill-health let alone the deadly covid19 . 

The disclaimer further disclosed that in as much as the university authority wouldn’t want to be involved in any form of war with peddlers of such defamatory story , it is also not impertinent to state that the Vice Chancellor of Nnamdi Azikiwe University Awka has not travelled out of the country in the last 4 months and has equally not come in contact with carriers of Covid19 virus .

The disclaimer reads in parts , “the vice Chancellor has not travelled out of the country in the past four months . The vice chancellor has not had contact with anyone who have tested positive for covid19 in Nigeria . “

” the vice Chancellor partook in the recent convocation ceremonies of the university in sound health . The vice chancellor has been discharging his duties in sound health since this year till date . “

” the university’s Chinese teachers who travelled home last December were advised to remain in their country pending the containment of the Covid19 spread ; they have not returned to Nigeria ever since . Our Confucius Institute has equally suspended teaching since February 2020 . ” 

” members of the public should dismiss those stories as they were but a calculated attempt to malign the image and reputation of the vice Chancellor and that of the university . “

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