Enugu Govt Investigates Alleged Fraud, Others in College

Says the committee in charge of the enquiry has two weeks to submit its report.
Enugu State Governor, Dr. Peter Ndubuisi Mbah
Enugu State Governor, Dr. Peter Ndubuisi MbahFacebook

Governor Peter Ndubuisi Mbah of Enugu State has constituted a seven-man investigative committee to enquire about the activities of the state College of Education (Technical).

According to a statement issued on Friday, by the governor’s media office, the committee’s terms of reference will investigate grave allegations of mismanagement and corrupt administrative practices in the management of the institute and its Governing Council.

Moreover, members are also to investigate the alleged fraud involving Blue Tag Technologies, a financial firm contracted to collect fees for the college with unresolved issues of over N84 million.

Other terms of reference are, “to ascertain the veracity of the alleged undue recruitment process and probe the subsequent increase in the college’s monthly subvention; and provide recommendations based on their findings regarding the appropriate measures and actions to address the issues raised in a petition to the government.”

Also, according to the statement, the Secretary to the State Government, Prof. Chidiebere Onyia, who represented the governor, inaugurated the committee at the Government House on Thursday.

The committee has the Commissioner for Education, Prof. Ndubueze Mbah, as Chairman, Onuora Okeke as Secretary, Prof. Obiamaka Egbo, Reverend Father Ikechukwu Ani, Dr. Emma Onyeabor, Edmund Ngene, and Larry Oguego as members.

They were urged to do a credible job and make appropriate recommendations.

“It is our hope that members of this committee will bring to bear their experiences in carrying out this assignment and providing the right type of recommendations to the governor so that our teaching and learning process and model in Enugu will be world-class.

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