Former Nasarawa Governor Aliyu Akwe-Doma yesterday demanded an explanation from the Tanko Al-Makura administration for an alleged disappearance of N4 billion from the state’s Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB).
The funds were said to have been set aside for the construction and rehabilitation of UBE projects.
A former Commissioner for Education, Alhaji Suleiman Ubam, who queried the whereabouts of the funds, alleged, in a statement yesterday in Lafia, the state capital, that the Congress for Progressive Change (CPC) administration might have misappropriated the funds.
He said the state government was yet to renovate a school 18 months after assuming leadership in the state, despite inheriting N4 billion from the former Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) administration.
The statement said: “It is pertinent for me to also put on record the incontrovertible fact that the education reform programme of the Aliyu Doma administration did not only positively impact on the development and quality of education at all levels throughout the state, but also left N4 billion in NASUBEB’s coffers.”
The Commissioner for Education Alhaji Abubakar Hussani said the SUBEB was an organisation on its own.
The commissioner said the question should be directed to the board chairman, Alhaji Abdulkarim Mohammed.
But Mohammed said there was nothing else for him to comment on since the governor had cleared the air on the matter, when he said he inherited an empty treasury.
Culled from Thenation