Lecturer writes President Buhari, renounces Nigerian citizenship
Victor Koreyo, a lecturer at Department of Ceramics and Glass Technology, Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana, Afikpo, Ebonyi, has written a letter to President Muhammdu Buhari telling him his intention to renounce Nigerian citizenship for alleged social injustice.
Koreyo who hails from Nasarawa State, in the letter which was made available to journalists in Abuja, said he was demoted for a period of eight years by the management of the institution and urged the President to endorse his request.
Reports said the Federal Government in 2007 gave a directive that all lecturers should produce additional qualification relevant to the job they do.
The 7th Governing Council of the institution reportedly gave the lecturer two years to produce a foreign institution master degree in Ceramic Science and Engineering or face dismissal.
Koreyo said that the management of the polytechnic did not communicate the information to him in a written document, adding that since 2010 till date, the institutions had refused to approve his application for staff development opportunity.
He also said that several communications to the institution from the Head of Service of the Federation, Attorney General of the Federation, Servicom and host of others, on the issue were in his favour for reinstatement.
Koreyo also accused the ministry of Education for allegedly writing a counter-directive letter to the rector to disregard the government directives issued by the HOSF and AGF.
The aggrieved lecturer said it is a social injustice that is not in line with the 1999 constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria.
“I love to continue as citizen of this great nation on earth. But since I do not have the financial power or connection to challenge the Rector to obey the Federal Government’s directives in my favour, I decided to take this peaceful action.
“I believe this peaceful action and step of honour will prevent the rector from killing me by premeditated frustration of my constitutional rights to social justice as the citizen of Nigeria.
“I have nursed this feeling of suicide to end these eight years of frustration by the Rector and officials of the Akani Ibiam Polytechnic division of tertiary education department of the Federal Ministry of Education.
“And have decided the renunciation of my citizenship by birth will be the best way to peacefully end my quest for social justice at the ministry of education and finally resign from Federal Public Service of Nigeria.”