The end may be in sight for the embattled Vice Chancellor of the Imo State University, IMSU, Prof. Adaobi Obasi as the Imo State government is set to release a whitepaper that may nail her.
Briefing journalists at the end of the weekly Executive Council Meeting held at the Sam Mbakwe Executive Chambers on Wednesday, presided over by Governor Hope Uzodimma, the Imo State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Declan Emelumba accompanied by his Lands, Survey and Physical Planning; and Transport Commissioners, Enyinna Onuegbu and Rex Anunobi respectively, the council noted that following the rot in the Imo State University, the state government has set up a committee working on a whitepaper that will soon be made public.
Emelumba said that despite the monumental fraud and revenue leakages in the university, the workers have been paid their salaries and allowances up to May 2020.
The council however frowned at a situation where the university could not pay workers their February salary after government had released January and February subventions to the university and directed the commissioner for Education, Prof. Ikegwuoha to issue a query to the Vice Chancellor of IMSU on why she could not pay when the money had been released to her.
The government also discovered that a company called Tenssy Professional Services which collects school fees for the university is also owned by the son of the Vice Chancellor, and that the same consultant collects fees from other tertiary institutions in the state and decided that the company should seize forthwith from collection of fees for Imo State University and any other tertiary institutions in the state.
The council commended Uzodimma for his courage in fighting the payroll fraud in the state which according to it has the positive result of government being able to pay all workers and pensioners in the state, reiterating that the days of payroll system have been abolished as all salaries and pensions are now automated.
It said any workers who has not received his/her salary has issues either with BVN, account number or employment history, saying government has given all worker who have genuine complaints one month to lodge such complaints on the website that will soon be launched by the state government.