Youth Council absolves Minister of Education of university contract scam

By Kuni Tyessi

Nigeria’s National Youth Council (NYCN) and a number of civil society organizations have exonerated Education Minister Adamu Adamu of his involvement in an alleged contract scam at Federal University of Gusau.

NYCN President Solomon Adodo, on behalf of other organizations, said in a statement that Adamu could not be convicted of a contract scam despite helping to reduce registration costs. for NECO, UTME / JAMB, among others.

An online news platform (not THISDAY) is said to have linked the minister to a contract scam at the University of Gusau to the tune of 3 billion naira intended for the construction of a perimeter wall around the institution .

In addition to roping the minister, several million naira are also said to have traded hands between relatives of Adamu, including the governor of Yobe state, Mai Male Buni, the governor’s younger brother, the wife of Adamu, Hajiya Ladi Adamu, Alhaji Gambo Muazu, among others. .

It has also been alleged that currently the Vice-Chancellor of the Federal University of Gusau, Professor Magaji Garba, is cooling off in the holding cell of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) in Abuja.

The youth council leadership, however, frowned at the allegations, describing the perpetrators of the propaganda as desperate attempts to denigrate the image of the minister and derail the wave of progress in the education sector, all with the aim of painting the government of the president. Muhammadu Buhari in a bad light.

“It is therefore with the greatest dismay that the National Youth Council of Nigeria and its partners have noted the desperate attempts to denigrate the image of the Minister of Education and derail the wave of progress being made in the sector. education, all with the aim of painting the government of President Muhammadu Buhari in a bad light.

“The attack is not only aimed at crippling the recovery the education sector is witnessing after the devastating Covid-19 lockdown, but also a subtle smear strategy against the government.”

According to the statement, available records show that neither the EFCC nor any other anti-corruption agency invited the minister.


Source link