Reps praise Poly’s frugality

House of Representatives Committee on Tertiary Education, has lauded what it described as fair execution of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) projects at the Akanu Ibiam Federal Polytechnic, Unwana in Afikpo North council area of Ebonyi State.

The committee gave its nod to management of the institution with respect to transparency it displayed in the award and execution of contracts.

”We have seen very holistic and deliberate actions geared towards probity and accountability. We are impressed with the level of work we have seen particularly those that are financed by TETFUND,” said Chairman of the committee Aminu Suleiman, after the committee inspected relevant documents and visited project sites.


”It is remarkable and commendable that they have put their eagle eye to ensure accountability and probity on public fund. This is the least expectation on public officers like them.




“We have also observed capital projects. As important as they are, they have not received the attention they ought to receive. The importance of this kind of visit is for us to see firsthand so that when we are acting, we will be doing that judiciously informed that what we have seen and recommended is in the best interest of the public,” Suleiman added.


Rector of the institution Dr Ogbonnia Ibe-Enwo, said that the mission of the management was to justify the purpose for which they were appointed to serve.


He thanked the committee for the visit, noting that it would afford management the opportunity to ascertain areas of improvement.


Ibe-Enwo said the N500 million School of Business Complex and School of Science projects, both TETFund for example, would soon be completed.


He noted that the contractors have been mobilised up to 85 per cent but would receive the balance of 15 per cent mobilisation once they complete the job.


Ibe-Enwo said he has not received 100 per cent of funds for capital projects since assuming office, adding that the institution has received 50 per cent of funds for capital project in 2017.

(The Nation)

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