Nasarawa varsity owes N1.72bn – VC

Nasarawa State University Keffi has said over N1.72 billion liabilities being owed by the institution is hampering its operations.

Vice Chancellor of the institution, Professor Suleiman Mohammed, made this known Wednesday at a news conference in Keffi.

He called on the state government to take over payment of salaries of all staff of the institution to reduce the burden.
Mohammed stated that the news conference was part of preparations for the second stakeholders meeting of the university scheduled for Sept. 14, at 10 a.m in the institution.

He said the 2nd stakeholders meeting had two main objectives; the first was to address the challenges facing the university and the second was to present his five year action plan to the public.

“I also want to tell the stakeholders about our liabilities with the hope that the stakeholders will assist the university to settle the debt.

“Presently, this is the summary of our liabilities – salaries and allowances is over N1.43 billion; pension and gratuity is over N116.4 million; Students Association dues 2012/13 is over N13.62 million; Students Association dues 2016/17 is over N22.86 million.

“Others outstanding un-remitted deductions is over N65.76 million and former principal officers severance allowance and other benefits stand at over N72.1 million, and total liabilities is N1.719,996,144.08,” Mohammed stated.

He said his action plan for the institution was based on 12 objectives in order to take the university to greater heights.
Mohammed said that in the action plan, the university would establish two new faculties; Health Sciences and Engineering, beginning from the 2020/2021 academic session.

The vice chancellor restated his commitment to fight all unethical conducts among staff and students in the interest of the education sector.

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