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The Untold Story Of How Embattled Rector Nasarawa Polytechnic Allegedly Withdrew N20 Million From Entrepreneurship Account After He Was Sacked

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Rabiu Omaku

Fresh facts has emerged on how the embattled Rector of Nasarawa Polytechnic, Dr.Silas Gyar just one hour after he and other two management staff were directed to hand over to the most senior officers , succeeded in withdrawing N20 Million from the account of Entrepreneurship headed by Mr. Atlas Ameh on the same day.

Investigation also revealed that the ongoing investigative panel invited the Head of Entrepreneurship for explanation as well the Acting Rector, Augustine Ali Gabu.

Reliable source confided that the acting Rector issued a query to Mr.Atlas as his two months’ salary hangs on the balance.

An insider said Mr.Atlas was invited by the ongoing probe committee constituted by Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura to investigate the activities of the management of Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia headed by Silas Gyar.

Other institutions under fact finding are the College of Education, Akwanga and College of Agriculture, Lafia respectively.

An impeccable source revealed that apart from the N20 million he withdrew from the account of Entrepreneurship, It was alleged that he also involved himself in frivolous transactions being the former signatory to the account without the acknowledgement of the acting Rector, Ali Gabu.

As at press time, the Head of the Entrepreneurship unit, Atlas has been served with a query letter by the acting Rector, Gabu.

The acting Rector of the Polytechnic declined comment when contacted by www.universalreporter247.com.

Also an impeccable source confided that additional an N5 million was withdrew from Entrepreneurship account with an intention to procure and replace a missing Lister standby generator, an attempt that was not feasible and the said N5 million was not returned to the account but instead was shared among few management staff.

It would be recalled that the acting Rector served as acting Rector for barely 8 months during the ailment of the embattled Rector, Dr.Silas Gyar who was incapacitated.

Unconfirmed sources from the institution confided that the Polytechnic lost over 2 billion to high handedness exhibited by the top echelons of the school whose stock in trade was to drain the institution of it chunk of money generated as Internally Generated Revenue.

The embattled Rector whose fate of returning to the Polytechnic hang on the balance, Dr.Silas Gyar while responding over the issue in a text message denied the information.

“Not so, not at all, I don’t have access to that account alone and do not keep the account. Perhaps I should say this is just an allegation, Omaku and is untrue. Happy New Year”.said Dr.Gyar.

The Coordinator of the Entrepreneurship unit, Atlas Ameh when contacted denied the withdrawal of N20 Million from the unit account by the embattled Rector, Silas Gyar.

“Is not true, reason being that there is no such amount in the account because students are not paying ,though I’m a signatory B while the headship of the institution is signatory A”, he added.

“I was called upon by the Investigative panel which I presented all necessary documents before the committee and based on this I will not comment since everything is before the committee”.

Feelers ranging from staff and students confided that is compulsory for every student to pay N2000 or he would be given automatic carry over for not paying the amount.

The Acting Rector, Augustine Ali Gabu in spite of text messages and calls refused to comment over the withdrawal but insiders unveiled that the Acting Rector issued a query letter to the Coordinator of Entrepreneurship.

Further information available to universalreporters247.com uncovered that Atlas Ameh was denied two months’ salary for the role he played in the withdrawal of the amount without notifying the Acting Rector.

Recalled that the top management staff of the Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia, the Rector, Dr.Silas Gyar, the Bursar, Abdullahi Akyo and the Registrar, Joseph Labani Dio were directed to hand over to the most senior officer on the 2nd November following the constitution of an investigative panel by the state government to investigate the activities of the Polytechnic from 2014 to date.

 

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