Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa state has expressed dissatisfaction over the high level of decay, Maladministration and flagrant abuse of office by heads of three tertiary institutions in the state.
The governor disclosed this during the inauguration of the 17 Man investigative panel at the government House, Lafia
The Chief executive expressed disheartening with the rot in the three tertiary institutions,stating that the constitution of the investigative panel was a deliberate steps to reinvigorate the moribund institutions of learning.
“Nasarawa state is an extension of President Muhammadu Buhari’s fight against corruption,this necessitated the ongoing investigation of a gullible public office holders in the state”.
Saying the crusade on fighting corruption necessitated the ongoing investigation of highly placed political appointees.
“The handlers of some of the tertiary institutions abuse the standard for the establishment of the citidal of learning due to outright corruption.
The governor tasked members of the investigative panel to carryout their assignments diligently without fear or favour.
He described the members of the committee as people with pedigree, saying no better people to do the job considering their robust experience in public service.
The committee was giving one month to conclude it’s findings considering the importance of the assignment.
The terms of reference of the investigative panel are to
1.To examine and appraise the General Administration of the Institutions as regards to the role of the Governing Councils, the Management and the Academic Boards;
2.To determine the Sources and Application of funds of the Institutions in terms of both Internally Generated Revenue (IGR) and other interventions, including TET-Fund;
3.To examine the Financial Management of the Institutions,including Tax Administration, Development Levy, Contracts and whether such Deductions have been remitted to Appropriate Authorities in compliance with Financial Regulations and other extant Rules and Regulations;
4.To examine staff recruitment, qualifications and staff development, as well as staff and student disciplinary policies of the Institutions;
5.To examine the Admission Policies of all Programmes of the Institutions in compliance with the State Admission Policy, as well as Entry Qualification /Recruitments from 2014 to date;
6.To appraise the physical Development and facilities available in the Institutions;
7.To determine factors that led to the non-accreditation of some courses offered in the Institutions; and
8.To highlight any other matter incidental to the above Terms and Reference and make appropriate recommendation.