11th February, 2020
By Richard Elesho
Vice Chancellor of the Kogi State University, Prof Abdulkadir and the Rector of the state’s polytechnic, Prof Atureta have been suspended from office.
Our correspondent gathered that the duo were suspended for non compliance to the new financial guidelines as directed by Governor Yahaya Bello.
Sources informed that the governor was terribly miffed by the behaviour of the two top officials and directed that they should proceed on suspension.
A source revealed that the Governor refused to be placated, insisting that their actions amounted to insubordination.
Meanwhile, there are indications that letters are already being issued to MDAs that have complied and funds are soon to be released to them.
In the meantime also, the Commissioner for Information and Communication, Kingsley Fanwo, has called on top management of agencies under the ministry to fully comply with the new financial guidelines, warning that anyone found wanting, would not be shielded.
At a meeting on Monday, Fanwo said government was introducing the policies in the best interest of the system and therefore called for total compliance.