Abuja - The Executive Secretary of the
Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND), Prof. Suleiman Bogoro, might be
summoned to appear before the Senate to explain the alleged misappropriation of
the Education Tax Fund.
The funds were allocated for 2011 to 2015.
On Wednesday, the Senate directed its Committee on
Tertiary Institutions and TETFUND to invite him to provide clarity.
The development follows a motion by Senator Aliyu Sabi.
He observed that the Education Tax Fund was generated
from education taxes that were utilised to improve the quality of education in
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He added that some institutions get multiple allocation
of special intervention while institution that are their peers do not receive
“About N200 billion of the education tax collected
between 2012 and 2013 were diverted to other unknown and unspecified uses not
recongnized in or permitted under the Act and the diverted funds are to be
returned into the fund,” Sabi added.
He expressed concerned that a whooping sum of about N500
million budgeted for advertising and media in 2015 contravened the restoration
and consolidation of tertiary education in the country.
Sabi said it was worrisome thea after spending nearly N1
trillion between 2011 and 2015, the state of infrastructure in tertiary
education in the country was “shabby” and “dilapidated.”
Senate President, Bukola Saraki, urged the
Senate Committee to conduct through investigations.
- CAJ News