[:en]NYCN exonerates Adamu in varsity contract rip-off[:]
By Joseph Erunke
THE Nationwide Youth Council Of Nigeria,NYCN and a few civil society organizations have given the Minister of Schooling, Adamu Adamu,a clear invoice of well being in alleged contract rip-off on the Federal College, Gusau.
At a press convention in Abuja,Friday,addressed by the NYCN President, Solomon Adodo on behalf of others,the organisations exonerated to the minister of any involvement in the identical.
The organisations insisted that the minister couldn’t have been discovered culpable in a contract rip-off when he had been instrumental within the discount of enrollment value for NECO, UTME /JAMB amongst others.
Recall that a web-based information platform had allegedly linked the Schooling Minister to a contract rip-off on the College of Gusau to the tune of N3billion meant for the development of perimeter Wall Fence across the college.
Moreover roping the Minister in, a number of tens of millions of naira was additionally alleged to have exchanged arms between Adamu’s family members, together with the Governor of Yobe State, Mai Male Buni, the Governor’s youthful brother, Adamu’s spouse, Hajiya Ladi Adamu, Alhaji Gambo Muazu amongst others.
It was additionally alleged that at the moment, the vice chancellor of the federal college of Gusau, Prof. Magaji Garba is cooling off on the holding cell of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee EFCC in Abuja.
However the Youth Council management frowned on the allegations, describing these behind the propaganda as plotting determined makes an attempt to disparage the picture of the Minister of Schooling and derail the spate of progress being recorded within the training sector, all in a bid to color the federal government of President Muhammadu Buhari in a nasty gentle.
“The assembly between the Nationwide Youth Council of Nigeria, World Initiative for Mass Schooling, Civil Society Advocacy Teams for Accountability and Probity, Involved Residents for Instructional Growth, Guardians of Democracy and Growth, Transparency Advocacy Initiative, beamed her lens of scrutiny on the progress being made within the instructional sector with explicit emphasis on the transparency measures being put in place for strong growth of the sector”.
“It’s subsequently with utmost dismay that the Nationwide Youth Council of Nigeria and her companions have famous the determined makes an attempt to disparage the picture of the Minister of Schooling and derail the spate of progress being recorded within the instructional sector all in a bid to color the federal government of President Muhammadu Buhari in a nasty gentle”.
“The current libelous publication by 247ureports.com and deceptive headlines by Sahara Reporters alongside some yellow journalism platforms focused at roping a scandal across the neck of Mallam Adamu Adamu is one which all true patriots and stakeholders within the training sector should condemn completely”, it added.
“The assault isn’t solely geared at crippling the restoration the training sector is recording after the devastating Covid-19 lockdown but additionally a refined smear technique in opposition to the federal government”.
In response to the communique, out there information present that neither did the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee nor some other anti-graft company invite the Minister.
On points of economic effectivity, prudence and monetary transparency, it disclosed that the Ministry of Schooling has carried out excellently with no room for prison parts opposite to what these scandal mongering publications would have us imagine.
The Group famous, “Our detailed findings present the next developments below Mallam Adamu Adamu which strongly affirm his knack for transparency and monetary accountability: Between 2016 and 2020, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board remitted over ten billion Naira to the Federal Authorities opposite to the prior norm the place these monies the place diverted to personal pockets, the Nationwide Examination Council has additionally remitted monies working into a number of billions of naira into the the Federation coffers. Because of the transparency measures which have conserved funds, the Federal authorities subsequently diminished UTME, NECO and BSCE exams”.
“Because of environment friendly utilization of funds, TETFund has been reinvigorated to increase the venture execution capability in public tertiary Establishments thereby addressing some key calls for by ASUU”.