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ASUU sets up committee to monitor TETFUND projects

The Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU), University of Ibadan chapter said it has set up a monitoring committee to ensure that contractors engaged by the institution followed the contract model.

ASUU Chairman, Dr. Deji Omole, who made this known in a statement obtained by ENTRANCEEXAM on Tuesday in Ibadan, declared that the setting up of the committee followed a resolution of the congress.

Omole noted that the union will not fold its arms and pretend that all was well in the usage of the funds fought for by the union.

He also lamented the quality of work being carried out by some contractors engaged under the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) projects of the university.

He said some buildings constructed in Faculties of Education and Department of Statistics by some contractors in less than a year could be described as having failed the integrity test.

Omole said, “This became important as UI ASUU congress members complained bitterly about the integrity of buildings being constructed in some faculties by contractors in the university”.

He noted that the spirit of those who died in the course of ASUU struggle for intervention fund such as Professor Festus Iyayi, will haunt those engaging in shoddy deals with public funds.

Omole speaking further said that the job of the committee was to perform oversight function rather than “witch-hunting.’’

He added that the committee would ascertain if the projects being delivered can stand the test of time.

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