The Federal Government, has expressed concern over the lack of accountability in the spending of government allocations to some tertiary institutions.
The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who made this known during the 6th Edition of the Ministerial Press Briefing in Abuja, Monday warned that the Federal Government would not fold its arms and watch public educational institutions funded from the public purse, flout the laws of public accountability.
Adamu also disclosed the Federal Government through the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFUND) has intervened in the development of critical infrastructure in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions to the tune of N727 billion.
The minister noted that the intervention was from 2015 to date. According to him, there were other disbursements made to some selected tertiary institutions such as special, zonal, security and fire incident interventions.
He said the intervention was specifically for physical infrastructure, project maintenance, Information and Communication Technology (ICT) support and entrepreneurship.
Adamu listed others as; special high impact projects, library development, research, academic staff training and development, among others.
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