Masari sacks SUBEB director, unit head for contract scam of supplying old computers as new ones
News reaching KATSINA POST now has it that Director with the Katsina State Universal Basic Education Board, SUBEB, Aliyu Umar Radda and another staff, Unit Head of Education Management Information Services, EMIS, Aminu Musa Funtua have been sacked following their involvement in a shady supply deal of scrap computer and internet facilities to the tune of N138 million in the state’s education board.
According to the news report, Governor Aminu Bello Masari ordered the sack of the duo following submission of report by a committee, Expanded Senior Staff Management Committee of Governor’s office to investigate the scam on contract for the supply and installation of Education Management Information Services, EMIS computers to SUBEB in the state.
A copy of the report leaked to Vanguard, stated that the Governor also directed that a case be filed at the court of law against the contractor, M/S Karama Industrial Ventures for not executing the supplies and violating the terms of contracts.
It could be recalled that, the executive Chairman of the Katsina State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) Alhaji Lawal Buhari Daura had earlier on constituted a seven-man committee to investigate the shoddy deal in the purchase and distribution of computers facilities to the 34 local government areas education authorities across the state.