Management of Olusegun Agagu University of Science and Technology, (OAUSTECH), Okitipupa, Ondo State, says no case of sharp practices has been established against the institution by Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) over TETfund projects.
This is contained in a statement issued by the institution’s Registrar, Mr Ganiyu Saliu and made available to newsmen on Tuesday in Okitipupa.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the clarification came on the heels of some online media reports to the effect that the university’s management was queried over alleged TETFund contract racketeering.
The online media had further reported that the institution allegedly violated Public Procurement Act by not following due process in the undisclosed multi-million TETFund project in the university.
The report also claimed that the institution’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Sunday Ogunduyile, his Deputy, Prof. Francis Igbasan and the Procurement Officer, Mr Bankole Adeyefa, breached the procurement act by not advertising the contract.
Part of the media report was also that one of the contractors, who bided for the contract, had petitioned the anti-graft agency, alleging that three principal officers awarded the contract for themselves, without consulting other bidders.
However, the registrar said that the allegations by the said contractor and the online media were targeted at tarnishing the image of the institution.