Buhari Orders Prosecution Of Ex-Research Institute Director Who Received Salaries For 18 Years With Fake Certificate

President Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) to begin prosecution of former Acting Director, Federal Institute of Industrial Research (FIIRO), Oshodi, Lagos State, Mr. Chima Igwe, for manipulating his instructional standing to use the system for private positive aspects.

The President in a letter to the Minister of Science, Technology, and Innovation, Dr Ogbonnaya Onu mentioned Igwe shouldn’t be certified for the place of Director General and shouldn’t be thought of because the substantive head of the company.

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The letter, signed by Ibrahim Dikko Adamu, Senior Special Assistant to the President on Administration and Operation, additionally urged Onu to cease interfering within the operating of FIIRO and permit the board to do its job.

Igwe was caught in an internet of soiled scams after submitting a Doctor of Philosophy certificates that was later found to be faux.

The doctorate which he claimed he accomplished on the Universite D’Abomey Calavi, Benin Republic, in 2001, is non-existent.

An investigation by ICPC indicted him and he was demoted to the place he held greater than 18 years in the past however he refused to renew on the put up.

The minister, who was mentioned to have had a number of face-offs with the Board Chairman, Alhaji Ibrahim Gwarzo in Abuja, additionally ordered that he (Igwe) ought to be reinstated because the performing DG.

The minister was alleged to have later accused the governing board of monetary misappropriation, however panels arrange by the Nigerian authorities to research the matter discovered no proof for such.

The Chief of Staff to the President, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari, on December 4, 2020, whereas responding to correspondence from Onu for Igwe to be confirmed as DG, ordered the Head of Service (HoS) to look into his certificates difficulty.

A committee was arrange and a number of other folks have been interviewed, together with Igwe.

In February, the HoS submitted her report.

The doc acknowledged, “The Governing Board of FIIRO should immediately commence the process of the appointment of a substantive Director-General in accordance with Section 2.1.3.3 (a) and (d) of the Conditions of Service for Federal Research and Development Agencies, Institutes and Colleges (Revised 2019) and in line with Mr President’s directive.

 “The Governing Board should commence disciplinary procedures against Dr Chima Cartney Igwe, in line with the provisions of PSR 030302 to 030307, for: absence from duty without leave or permission; refusal to carry out lawful instructions from superior authority to revert to Chief Research Officer.

“The Governing Board should be commended for the transparent, fair, and mature manner it has handled the issue of the Ph.D of Dr Igwe.

“The honourable minister (FMST) should be advised to allow the Governing Board of FIIRO to operate freely within the ambit of the provisions of extant regulations guiding the relationship between the ministry and parastatals, and handle the staff matters in line with the provisions of the conditions of service in FIIRO.”

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