Eastern Palm University Shuts Down by Imo State Govt.

Imo State Government Under the Leadership of Hope Uzodimma Shuts Down Eastern Palm University (EPU), Ogboko Imo State.

The Hope Uzodimma led government has shut down the eastern palm university, Ogboko Imo state, barely 24 hours to its matriculation ceremony that was slated to hold on Saturday, 5 December.

The university which was built by former Governor Rochas Okorocha in his hometown Ogboko, during his administration, is said to have been established under a PPP arrangement that gave Senator Rochas Okorocha a vast controlling share of the University.

This comes after some Imo state landowners filed a lawsuit against Senator Rochas Okorocha, the Eastern Palm University, and the Imo State Government asking Governor Hope Uzodimma to either return ownership and management of the University to the Government or return their ancestral lands upon which the University was built, to them.

The University was shut down by a combined team of security agents and officials of the Ministry of Education led by the Commissioner for Education, Prof. B. T. O. Ikegwuoha, ending all academic activities and weeks of preparations by matriculants.