By Mukhtar Yahya Usman
Abdullahi Bichi Bappa, immediate past executive secretary of Teritiary Eduation Trust Fund (TetFund) says he has been removed from office for refusing to provide kickback to the Minister of Education, Mr Adamu Adamu.
KANO TODAY recalls that Mr Adamu Adamu replaced Mr Bappa on Monday without stating any reason.
“I want to assure you that I’ve never collected a single naira from any institution. If any evidence is found against me, I’m willing to accept the death penalty”
However, Mr Bappa told BBC Hausa service that the minister had sent a contractor demanding his share out of the N200 billion disbursed by TetFund to tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
“He said even if I was collecting 10% from each institution, I would have amassed at least N20 billion.
“I want to assure you that I’ve never collected a single naira from any institution. If any evidence is found against me, I’m willing to accept the death penalty,” he said.
Mr Bappa said the minister has accused him of inaccessibility, insubordination and talking to the press without authorisation.
While denying all the allegations, Mr Bappa said he used to spent more time at the ministry than at TetFund because he was also working as the minister’s technical assistant.