UNIOSUN VC de­nies steal­ing funds

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Hameed Oyeg­bade, Osogbo

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”.

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