The buyer of the stolen engine is a businessman at a popular community market in Calabar.
The educationist said in a telephone interview on Sunday in Calabar that Nigeria’s female athletes were making the country proud.
Mr Bisong said the gesture was meant to cushion the effect of the stoppage of their salaries for the past four months.
Army says it has launched an investigation into the alleged killing of a final year student of the University of Calabar, Gray Agbesu, on July 9 in Calabar by a soldier.
The VC pleaded that the security agencies maintain their presence on campus as the school begins exams.