UNIOSUN VC denies stealing funds
The vice chancellor of Osun State University, Osogbo, Professor Labode Popoola, said the allegation of stealing billions of naira against him by the institution’s chairman of the NonAcademic Staff Union, Isaiah Fayemi, was not true.
The vice chancellor said this at a press conference in Osogbo weekend.
“The chairman of NASU in UNIOSUN, Mr Isaiah Fayemi got himself entangled in a financial mess involving missing booklets of receipts of the university. Three booklets of receipts could not be accounted for.”
“The former NASU Secretary, Mr Olugbeja, a level 3 staff, was illegally awarded a Teffund grant for a conference in the United States of America but unfortunately, he absconded. Despite this, his monthly salary was not stopped until due process was followed.
“The school was spending about N11 million to conduct exams before I became the VC but now we are spending less than N3 million for the exams and they are angry over this.”
In his reaction, Fayemi described the vice chancellor as “”a professional and serial liars. He fabricated all these in order to cause distraction regarding the case he has with EFCC. If he’s sure I’m involved in any financial mess, tell him to take me to EFCC or ICPC”.