BY YUNUSA BUNU ZANNA, SEPTEMBER 17, 2021
University Maiduguri says it will dismiss any of its staff found wanting for the alleged job racketeering in the institution.
The institution said this in a press release while reiterating its call on individuals or groups to summit 'evidence of any illegal employment, financial inducement or gratification against any staff' to the office of the vice chancellor for proper investigation.
'In that statement, we advised that individuals or groups that had given financial inducement or any form of gratification to any member of staff of the University in the name of any purported recruitment exercise should take necessary actions to recover their resources from such staff, as the University will not take responsibility for any unauthorized or mischievous use of its name and crest,' a statement by Prof. Danjuma Gambo, spokesman of the institution, said.
The institution has been under allegation for job racketeering to the tune of N1.5million per candidate.
According to reports, candidates were offered the job following the payment without any interview, examination or screening.
Other allegations being peddled against the institution are favoritism and ‘god-fatherism’ in the ongoing enrollment exercise of the candidates into the Integrated Payroll and Personal Information System (IPPIS) at the institution. Click to read report (HYPERLINK).
The institution has denied any wrong doing and gave assurances to investigate the matter.
Prof Aliyu Shugaba, the vice chancellor declared, on Thursday, that the institution and its management have zero tolerance for corruption or any form of abuse of office.
'It would be recalled that the Management of University of Maiduguri had on 14" September, 2021, issued a statement dissociating the University from reports circulating on the social and other media that officials from the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation are in the University to enroll fresh appointees into the Integrated Payroll and Personal Information System (IPPIS).
'In that statement, we advised that individuals or groups that had given financial inducement or any form of gratification to any member of staff of the University in the name of any purported recruitment exercise should take necessary actions to recover their resources from such staff, as the University will not take responsibility for any unauthorized or mischievous use of its name and crest.
'We wish to reaffirm that the University Management did not authorize any of its officials to issue letters of fresh appointments to anyone for the current enrollment exercise into the IPPIS. We equally wish to assure members of the public that the Vice Chancellor, Professor Aliyu Shugaba, and his Management Team have zero tolerance for corruption or any form of abuse of office.
'The University Management also wishes to assure members of-the University Community and, indeed, the public that it has no knowledge of any employment racketeering. Therefore, individuals or groups with any complaints and/or evidence of any illegal employment, financial inducement or gratification against any staff to please address and submit same to:
'The Vice-Chancellor, University Maiduguri, Muhammadu Buhari Senate Building, Bama Road, Maiduguri, Or alternatively, such submissions can be emailed directly to: firstname.lastname@example.org on or before Monday, 20" September, 2021,' the statement read.
'The University Management will thoroughly investigate such complaints, and any officer found to have engaged in any form of illegal behavior will not only be sanctioned by the University but will also be handed over to the relevant law enforcement agencies,' it added.
However, YERWA EXPRESS NEWS understands that the statement is still silent on the issue of ‘god-fatherism’ in the ongoing IPPIS enrollment at the institution.
This correspondent reported, Thursday, that there were several people who have gotten their appointment since last year but yet to be enrolled, helter-skeltering in the University premises.
However, various union chairmen contacted by our reporter reiterated that the vice chancellor has assured them to address the issues.
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