A serious case of fraud may have been uncovered in the Micheal Okpara University of Agriculture, (MOUA), Umudike, Abia State, Igbere TV reports.
At the centre of the storm is a board member, Professor Kaka Bukar, who was alleged to have shown character that is inimical to the growth of the institution.
Igbere TV reports that the said Bukar, who is a professor at the University of Maidugiri, they alleged had contributed to the dwindling fortune of MOUA.
Bukar reportedly sat and supervised the sacking of over 800 staff of the University, demoted 47 professors which brought many litigations against the school with its attendant cost on the institution’s resources.
Also, Bukar, was alleged to have been the chairman of employment committee and had since his appointment as board member in May 9, 2017, used it to enrich himself by selling same to the public.
Our correspondent also gathered that Professor Bukar, was alleged to have stood against the payment of over 55 months arrears of 30,000 Naira being occupational hazard allowance removed from the salary of technologists from October 2015.
A source in the school management told Igbere TV that it was the activities of Bukar that prompted them (members of staff), both academic, non academic, senior and junior staff to write the letter of no confidence on the board.
“The members are not against the chairman and some members of the board, but they are particularly angry with the actions of professor Bukar, which they see as detrimental to the development of the institution,” the source said.
In the letter made available to Igbere TV, the members of staff requesting that; “Professor Bukar’s certificate be looked into, to verify if he actually deserve to be called a professor. His actions does not in anyway show that he worked or deserve that high status.
“ii. That federal government should as a matter of urgency remove him as a board member of MOUA.”