Kwara State Governor, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed has denied social media claims that he is pressuring the Vice Chancellor of Kwara State University (KWASU), Professor R. Naalah to falsely admit that the institution has received subventions from 2015 to date.
In a statement by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communications, Dr. Muyideen Akorede, Governor Ahmed also rejected as untrue the allegations that his administration diverted KWASU subventions and challenged those behind the false publication to provide evidence to support their claims.
He stated that KWASU bank records and budget figures are available for verification by those interested in the truth and in Kwara state’s interest.
Governor Ahmed further explained that in the light of financial challenges, the state government reviewed KWASU’s finances in 2015 and concluded that the university could meet its basic obligations such as salaries from existing fees and levies while the state government took responsibility for infrastructure and accreditation costs.
He said on account of that review, the state government stopped KWASU’s monthly subvention of one hundred and forty-four million naira but made provision for capital expenditure and accreditation in subsequent budgets.
Government Ahmed noted that the decision to stop subventions was sound as KWASU has since met its obligations without recourse to the state government.