TETFund uncovers new plots to malign its leadership

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The Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) said it has uncovered new plots by certain individuals and groups to malign the leadership of the Fund in order to disrupt its activities.

According to a press release signed by the Fund’s Director of Public Affairs, Mr Abdulmumin Oniyangi, and made available to Blueprint Friday evening, the mischief came as a result of the firm determination of TETFund’s Executive Secretary, Arch. Sonny Echono, not to succumb to the frivolous requests by some individuals that are grossly in violation of the Fund’s mandate.

“The plots reveal that those individuals and groups who seek all forms of unholy sponsorship, support and patronage from the Fund have, in continuation of their campaign of calumny, resorted to carrying out demonstrations and writing of frivolous petitions against the Executive Secretary over his continued uncompromising position.

“While the schemes of these individuals and groups are not unexpected, as they have become almost traditional, it is important to call the attention of our esteemed stakeholders and the general public to avoid the attendant distractions that may arise,” Mr Oniyangi stated.

Oniyangi further said the management of TETFund was cognizant of the increasing confidence being reposed on the Fund by critical stakeholders and indeed the general public, as a result of the impactful reforms introduced in the past year to enhance greater efficiency and quality service delivery, adding that Echono would not under any circumstance betray public trust.

“The Executive Secretary and his team would continue to focus on the needs of the Fund’s Beneficiary Institutions, classified under the TETFund Establishment Act of 2011 as Public Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education, as well as other specific mandate of the Agency.

“We, therefore, use this opportunity to reassure our stakeholders and the general public that TETFund is being run with a deep sense of responsibility,” he said.

Oniyangi said the Executive Secretary, remained committed to providing quality, accountable and exemplary leadership and will not be distracted in any way whatsoever, by any mischief makers.

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