The Federal Government has revealed that Professor Suleiman Bogoro, was reinstated as the Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETfund) after it found out he was wrongly accused of misappropriating N200 billion at the agency in 2016.
Bogoro was alleged to have misappropriated N200 billion released for special intervention projects to beneficiary institutions by ploughing the funds into the failed reelection bid of Mr Jonathan in 2015.
A top official of the Ministry of Education revealed that the allegedly misappropriated money was never released.
“So we discovered there is no such money that was misappropriated by him because it was never released in the first place.
“The funds were used for something else, including the first tranche of revitisalisation that ASUU keeps talking about. N200 billion was given to ASUU out of the N1.3 trillion for revitilisation of public universities. Other monies was also given like that for different usage,” the official told a news medium.
Bogoro was removed by President Muhammadu Buhari over the allegation and appointed Abdullahi Baffa in his place. Bogoro was appointed the Executive Secretary of TETFund by former President Goodluck Jonathan in 2014.
Malam Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education, in a statement on Monday, said Bogoro’s reinstatement was with immediate effect, “with the same terms and conditions as it were in his previous appointment and as stipulated in the TETFUND staff conditions of service.”
The allegation against Bogoro was investigated by the Senate in 2015. But nothing more was heard about the investigation until Mr Bogoro was reinstated on Monday. TETFund was established (originally as Education Trust Fund (ETF) by the Act No 7 of 1993 as amended by Act No 40 of 1998 (now repealed and replaced with Tertiary Education Trust Fund Act 2011) as an intervention agency to provide supplementary support to all levels of public tertiary institutions. TetFund’s main revenue is the two per cent education tax paid from the assessable profit of companies registered in Nigeria. fffffffffff