Kwara State Governor, Abdulfatah Ahmed, yesterday, refuted allegations that he is mounting pressures on the Vice Chancellor of Kwara State University (KWASU), Prof. AbdulRasheed Na’Allah to falsely admit that the institution had been receiving subventions from government since 2015.
In a statement signed by his Senior Special Assistant on Media and Communications, Dr. Muyideen Akorede, Ahmed also described as untrue the allegations that his administration diverted KWASU’s subventions, challenging those behind the publication to provide evidence to support their claims.
According to him, KWASU bank records and budget figures are available for verification by those interested in the truth and the state’s interest.
Besides, Ahmed stated 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.
On account of that review, he said, the state government stopped KWASU’s monthly subvention of N144m, but made provision for capital expenditure and accreditation in subsequent budgets.