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Shocking: VC, Provost, others indicted for alleged embezzlement in Ekiti

Governor of Ekiti State, Kayode Fayemi

The visitation panels set up by Governor Kayode Fayemi in his drive to re-position  the State owned institutions and the broadcast service has indicted the management of the institutions for alleged financial infractions.

The panels which were constituted through executive orders signed by the Governor are for Ekiti State University, Ado-Ekiti; College of Education, Ikere-Ekiti; and College of Health Sciences and Technology, Ijero Ekiti.

Among the infractions committed by the managements, according to the government, were cases of financial recklessness allegedly perpetrated by heads of the institutions and gross abuse of office.

Briefing newsmen in Ado Ekiti on Saturday after the two days State executive council meeting presided over by Fayemi, the Chief Press Secretary, Yinka Oyebode, said the council considered the white paper on each of the institutions and took far reaching decisions on them.

Oyebode said part of the decisions taken was that, the government must set up  functional governing councils in all the institutions to be able to implement panels’ decisions in line with the existing laws.

The Nation gathered from a source who crave anonymity that those that may be prosecuted by anti graft agencies are: the Vice Chancellor of EKSU, Prof Samuel Oye Bandele, Provost of the College of Education, Prof Mojisola Oyarekua, former Director General of BSES and Fayose’s Media Aide, Lere Olayinka, EKSUTH Chief Medical Director, Dr Kolawole Ogundipe and ex-Provost of College of Health Science and Technology, Ijero Ekiti, Pastor David Ojo.

He said: “the Ekiti State executive  council during its meeting of of Wednesday and Friday of January 17 and 19 respectively received the white paper on the recommendations of the visitation panels  by each of the institutions in the state and gave approval for their implementations.

” Council observed a general trend of leadership and administrative challenges in the institutions.

“It also observed abuse of office and financial recklessness in some of the institutions  .

” It was decided that government would take immediate steps to put in place governing councils in the five institutions that will be saddled with the responsibility of implementing the recommendations contained in the white paper.

“The state government is committed to ensuring that all institutions in the state are repositioned for excellent service delivery”, he stated.

However, Oyebode did not delve on details of the recommendations, but it was gathered that many of the affected heads of the institutions would be prosecuted by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission(EFCC).

It was also revealed that some will be made to make refunds for alleged misappropriation of funds.

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