Group Petitions NUC, FME, AcGF Over Alleged Manipulation of Official Records in UNIUYO


A group, Ibom Professionals has petitioned the National Universities Commission, NUC, Federal Ministry of Education, FME and the Office of the Accountant General of the Federation over an alleged manipulation of official records by the management of University of Uyo, Akwa Ibom State.

The group in a statement signed by it’s President Goodie Ekwere and Secretary, Joseph Abak on Sunday stated that there is the need for the supervising agencies to investigate what it described as ‘brazen manipulation of official records’ in the university to favour certain political interests.

The group noted that it is aware of a recent plot to erase the records of one Daniel Akpan, an administrative officer in the University who is also a star witness in the ongoing Akwa Ibom State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal and warned that such plot will dent the integrity of the university.

It further disclosed of a sinister plan to alter the employment records of Mr Akpan using highly placed individuals in FME, NUC and in the office of the Account General

The statement reads: “A few days ago, based on intelligence information, there was an article in circulation on the plan by the University of Uyo to mutilate, delete in part or whole of the Employment information of Mr Daniel Akpan, a subpoena star witness for YPP at the AKS governorship election tribunal.

“From our source, a certain lady from Benue state in charge of the IPPIS platform in the office of the Accountant General of the Federation, has been contacted with an offer if only she would collaborate and help delete Mr Daniel Akpan’s information from the IPPIS digital platform which was deployed to forestall these kinds of activities of forgery.

“This attempt was rejected by the lady despite the huge sum of money offered to her. She, however, advised that they go back to the University of Uyo to see what they can do since, according to her, they had deleted the staff records from the pay and nominal roll.

“Our source also shared information on the plan by the school authority to delete the Employment record of Mr Daniel Akpan, the subpoenaed witness from the University of Uyo who certified the academic records of Gov Umo Eno by moving Mr Linus Okoko from the post of acting Registrar to Director HR in the University a month ago for sole purpose of ensuring that these records be totally removed, deleted or mutilated from the payroll and nominal roll, hoping they will succeed at bribing the people at the IPPIS to delete his records from the payment platform at the office of the Accountant General of the Federation and now that they have failed. Their desperation knows no bounds, and they are running out of ideas.

“As part of this plot, the legal team of the embattled governor has subpoenaed the Director of HR University of Uyo, Mr Okoko, on the instruction of the Vice Chancellor as a witness to testify in support of the Governor on the case of certificate falsification at the tribunal.

“The good thing about all this is that these people are not finding willing collaborators anymore at this point, but our ears and eyes are on the ground to track their next move.

“We demand that relevant authorities such as the FME, NUC and Account General office should investigate these desperate plots and arrest any of their officials that may be involved.”




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