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TETFUND Boss Uncovers Fraud Involving Lecturers, Agency’s Staff by dammy13(m): 8:52am On Aug 24, 2017
​The Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) Abdullahi Baffa, yesterday disclosed that a high-level fraud involving some academics and staff of his agency had been uncovered.

According to him, the lecturers and the staff had abused the intervention funds of the agency on pretext that they were pursuing further academic qualifications or attending conferences.

Baffa made this known when executive members of Senior Staff Union of Colleges of Education in Nigeria (SSUCOEN) paid a courtesy visit to his office.

He particularly disclosed that the scholars and the staff were awarded sponsorship to attain further degrees as well as attend conferences but ended up abandoning such programmes and used the monies for other purposes.

The development, according to him, violates the terms of approvals the funds were granted to them. To this end, the Executive Secretary vowed that henceforth, violators of the intervention funds would not go without facing the full wrath of the law.

The TETFund boss, who decried the detected infractions and described it as “very unfortunate”, said: ‘’a situation where some scholars and other staff engaged in the abuse of intervention processes by not adhering to guidelines stipulated by the Fund must stop.’’

The TETFund Executive Secretary, who expressed his unflinching resolve to adhere strictly to the provisions of the TETFund Act in carrying out the activities of the Fund, described transparency and accountability as his watch words.

While thanking the union leader for recognizing the role of TETFund in providing physical infrastructure and human capital development necessary for the promotion of teaching and learning in public tertiary institutions in the country, Baffa described the interventions of TETFund as the live wire that has sustained the activities of beneficiary institutions.

Speaking on some of the efforts that have been made since he assumed office to ensure equity in the disbursement of funds for the various interventions, Dr. Baffa stated that non-teaching staff of beneficiary institutions who hitherto were not involved in workshop attendance are now eligible to attend workshops for five days for a start.

Reacting to the request by the union for inclusion of non-teaching staff in the Academic Staff Training and Development Programme, the Executive Secretary stated that his organization has been receiving such requests, adding that the matter may be tabled at the next Strategic Planning Workshop and perhaps a policy on the issue made.

On the request for adjustments in the percentage of allocation of funds to teaching and non-teaching staff, Dr. Baffa informed the leadership of the union that the Fund has introduced the ICT Support Intervention which is meant for both teaching and non-teaching staff, with no mention of ratio of disbursements.

This development, he said, was a step towards accommodating both categories of staff in beneficiary institutions.Dr. Baffa commended the harmonious relationship which he noted, has been existing between the different unions in tertiary educational institutions in the country

http://fabinfos.com/tetfund-boss-uncovers-fraud-involving-lecturers-agencys-staff/

Lalasticlala Ishilove Mynd44 Seun Dominique

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Re: TETFUND Boss Uncovers Fraud Involving Lecturers, Agency’s Staff by herzern(m): 9:43am On Aug 24, 2017
Corruption thrives most in the educational sector in Nigeria.

They take advantage of the supposed "Intellectual Institution" for the unrivalled manifestation of breathtaking corrupt practices.

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Re: TETFUND Boss Uncovers Fraud Involving Lecturers, Agency’s Staff by pautex: 9:43am On Aug 24, 2017
Fraud here and there. Hope he will not demand for money as a whistle blower cheesy
Re: TETFUND Boss Uncovers Fraud Involving Lecturers, Agency’s Staff by Aburi001: 9:43am On Aug 24, 2017
Frauds, scams, corruption and stealing everywhere.

Even at the Mortuary where ghosts dwell where sanity/transparency is expected to strive, it's "business and sharp practice" as usual sad sad

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Re: TETFUND Boss Uncovers Fraud Involving Lecturers, Agency’s Staff by Franco93: 9:43am On Aug 24, 2017
No wonder all these abandoned projects in our tertiary institutions.

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Re: TETFUND Boss Uncovers Fraud Involving Lecturers, Agency’s Staff by softmind24: 9:44am On Aug 24, 2017
sad
Re: TETFUND Boss Uncovers Fraud Involving Lecturers, Agency’s Staff by free2ryhme: 9:44am On Aug 24, 2017
dammy13:
​The Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) Abdullahi Baffa, yesterday disclosed that a high-level fraud involving some academics and staff of his agency had been uncovered.

According to him, the lecturers and the staff had abused the intervention funds of the agency on pretext that they were pursuing further academic qualifications or attending conferences.

Baffa made this known when executive members of Senior Staff Union of Colleges of Education in Nigeria (SSUCOEN) paid a courtesy visit to his office.

He particularly disclosed that the scholars and the staff were awarded sponsorship to attain further degrees as well as attend conferences but ended up abandoning such programmes and used the monies for other purposes.

The development, according to him, violates the terms of approvals the funds were granted to them. To this end, the Executive Secretary vowed that henceforth, violators of the intervention funds would not go without facing the full wrath of the law.

The TETFund boss, who decried the detected infractions and described it as “very unfortunate”, said: ‘’a situation where some scholars and other staff engaged in the abuse of intervention processes by not adhering to guidelines stipulated by the Fund must stop.’’

The TETFund Executive Secretary, who expressed his unflinching resolve to adhere strictly to the provisions of the TETFund Act in carrying out the activities of the Fund, described transparency and accountability as his watch words.

While thanking the union leader for recognizing the role of TETFund in providing physical infrastructure and human capital development necessary for the promotion of teaching and learning in public tertiary institutions in the country, Baffa described the interventions of TETFund as the live wire that has sustained the activities of beneficiary institutions.

Speaking on some of the efforts that have been made since he assumed office to ensure equity in the disbursement of funds for the various interventions, Dr. Baffa stated that non-teaching staff of beneficiary institutions who hitherto were not involved in workshop attendance are now eligible to attend workshops for five days for a start.

Reacting to the request by the union for inclusion of non-teaching staff in the Academic Staff Training and Development Programme, the Executive Secretary stated that his organization has been receiving such requests, adding that the matter may be tabled at the next Strategic Planning Workshop and perhaps a policy on the issue made.

On the request for adjustments in the percentage of allocation of funds to teaching and non-teaching staff, Dr. Baffa informed the leadership of the union that the Fund has introduced the ICT Support Intervention which is meant for both teaching and non-teaching staff, with no mention of ratio of disbursements.

This development, he said, was a step towards accommodating both categories of staff in beneficiary institutions.Dr. Baffa commended the harmonious relationship which he noted, has been existing between the different unions in tertiary educational institutions in the country

http://fabinfos.com/tetfund-boss-uncovers-fraud-involving-lecturers-agencys-staff/

Lalasticlala Ishilove Mynd44 Seun Dominique

forget story

this has been going on for a very long time

someone just decided to cast them for not getting the usual angry kickbacks

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Re: TETFUND Boss Uncovers Fraud Involving Lecturers, Agency’s Staff by free2ryhme: 9:45am On Aug 24, 2017
Everyone in that agency is not clean

they have their hands soiled in the cookie jar
Re: TETFUND Boss Uncovers Fraud Involving Lecturers, Agency’s Staff by Osas83(f): 9:46am On Aug 24, 2017
Oga let totem do their runs in peace... Lol before they start failing innocent students
Re: TETFUND Boss Uncovers Fraud Involving Lecturers, Agency’s Staff by ULSHERLAN(m): 9:46am On Aug 24, 2017
ASUU, SSANU, NASU, NAAT are all frauds. They only care about themselves

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Re: TETFUND Boss Uncovers Fraud Involving Lecturers, Agency’s Staff by Nobody: 9:47am On Aug 24, 2017
The truth is Nigerians are corrupt. We are very greedy and selfish individuals. If you like say you're not but the truth is corruption is embedded in the average Nigerian. From the lowest level to the Top. Until we can individually fight our selfish and greedy urges this country will continue to suffer.

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Re: TETFUND Boss Uncovers Fraud Involving Lecturers, Agency’s Staff by takenadoh: 9:47am On Aug 24, 2017
Fraud everywhere

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Re: TETFUND Boss Uncovers Fraud Involving Lecturers, Agency’s Staff by boldking(m): 9:48am On Aug 24, 2017
Let me tell you guys the truth, THERE IS nothing like spare money in Nigeria, money na money and mind you MMM is dead and gone
robbing peter to pay PAUL thats a scam .....I DON LEARN MY OWN D HARD WAY 250K WEY I SUPPOSE YOU BUY LAND FOR VILLAGE MMM SAY NA FROZEN MAVRO.....DEY CALL MY HARD EARN MONEY MAVRO

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Re: TETFUND Boss Uncovers Fraud Involving Lecturers, Agency’s Staff by Omooniya1: 9:49am On Aug 24, 2017
well said!!!
Re: TETFUND Boss Uncovers Fraud Involving Lecturers, Agency’s Staff by Paul6P6: 9:49am On Aug 24, 2017
Scammers they vex
Re: TETFUND Boss Uncovers Fraud Involving Lecturers, Agency’s Staff by babyfaceafrica: 9:50am On Aug 24, 2017
What will ASUU say about this?..fg is inept but ASUU has to also look within..too much corruption

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Re: TETFUND Boss Uncovers Fraud Involving Lecturers, Agency’s Staff by Splashme: 9:51am On Aug 24, 2017
All these blackmail because lecturers embarked on strike?

Useless childish Buhari govt.
One can very easily predict them

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Re: TETFUND Boss Uncovers Fraud Involving Lecturers, Agency’s Staff by uwa244(m): 9:52am On Aug 24, 2017
Corruption everywhere. Devolution of power s from the central is the solution. Too much money in the central is what's attracting individuals.

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Re: TETFUND Boss Uncovers Fraud Involving Lecturers, Agency’s Staff by MrEdimulo82(m): 9:52am On Aug 24, 2017
Honestly, it's not funny.....systemic corruption at all levels. We can't continue to be making excuses for corruption it's killing us, we don't have to wait till it drown us. Imagine corruption in academic community wt funds meant for their own development, we rants abt how it's working in other climes while here we scuffle that here. We need to be responsible pple. We need to be responsible. ... we don't need govt or religion to teach us to be responsible. Especially we blacks, need to rid ourselves of entitlement mentality and the greed that comes wt wanting to be better than the others at all cost. This fundamental problem degrade our societal value, making us seek baseless gratification of things dat cripple us all.

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Re: TETFUND Boss Uncovers Fraud Involving Lecturers, Agency’s Staff by hernyman: 9:54am On Aug 24, 2017
Franco93:
No wonder all these abandoned projects in our tertiary institutions.
Re: TETFUND Boss Uncovers Fraud Involving Lecturers, Agency’s Staff by gentlechyke(m): 9:54am On Aug 24, 2017
ME: Mum my Sch has requested that we pay 80k for Security levi
MUM: Tell them you are covered with the blood of Jesus.��
Re: TETFUND Boss Uncovers Fraud Involving Lecturers, Agency’s Staff by Nobody: 10:00am On Aug 24, 2017
Aburi001:
The only Establishment we have not heard about fraud in Nigeria is Mortuary. sad sad

I've heard about removing some parts of dead people in the mortuary


Sorry, I didn't hear. I saw it in a movie and I know it's possible in real life
Re: TETFUND Boss Uncovers Fraud Involving Lecturers, Agency’s Staff by fk001(m): 10:00am On Aug 24, 2017
My Canadian friend once told me that Nigerians are one of the most dishonest people on earth,




Now i have started seeing reasons to believe him


so pathetic and embarrassing
Re: TETFUND Boss Uncovers Fraud Involving Lecturers, Agency’s Staff by ogoplus: 10:03am On Aug 24, 2017
Aburi001:
The only Establishment we have not heard about fraud in Nigeria is Mortuary. sad sad

Hummmm..... embarassed embarassed lipsrsealed
There are fraudulent practices going in Government own mortuaries o.

for instance:

1.The supervisor can divert the diesel required to run the morgue's generator to his/her house for personal use....while the morgue remains in darkness.

2.Family members have to grease the palms of the morgue attendants for proper care of the deceased.

list is endless

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Re: TETFUND Boss Uncovers Fraud Involving Lecturers, Agency’s Staff by SalamRushdie: 10:05am On Aug 24, 2017
Corruption is deeply entrenched onto every Fabric of the Nigerian project itself which is also union borne out of corruption

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Re: TETFUND Boss Uncovers Fraud Involving Lecturers, Agency’s Staff by bigerboy200: 10:13am On Aug 24, 2017
Thieves everywhere
Re: TETFUND Boss Uncovers Fraud Involving Lecturers, Agency’s Staff by curiousmind11: 10:23am On Aug 24, 2017
Splashme:
All these blackmail because lecturers embarked on strike?

Useless childish Buhari govt.
One can very easily predict them

Sadly, it is true and had been going on since TETFUND was established. A lecturer gets research funding today, first thing he does is buy new car, build new house and if allowed by his religion, marries a new wife. Then turns around to ask project students to buy materials.

Why many uncompleted intervention projects on our campuses? Because, VCs and other management staff have converted the funds into personal use. And because they can't account for previous disbursement , they can't get the next one.

So sad for same people complaining of poor funding from government.
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Re: TETFUND Boss Uncovers Fraud Involving Lecturers, Agency’s Staff by Harwoyeez(m): 10:28am On Aug 24, 2017
There is oo, haven't you heard of attendant selling corpse or body part of d cadaver??
Aburi001:
The only Establishment we have not heard about fraud in Nigeria is Mortuary. sad sad
Re: TETFUND Boss Uncovers Fraud Involving Lecturers, Agency’s Staff by Nbote(m): 10:30am On Aug 24, 2017
It's always easy to lay d blame at d feet of d lecturers as usual.. D fund Administrators are actually to blame for any such corruption. How do u fund a research program and yet their are no feedbacks or report at d end of it all.. Are dey saying d lecturers jus collect d money and disappear or dat their research work ends up abandoned? If d fund has no business with d wateva research work is been funded den dey have no business with how d schools utilize d fund.. It is left for whoever set up d fund to look for a way to make skools accountable for fundings dey receive for research work..

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