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‘We are happy’ — staff welcome Bogoro, reinstated TETFund boss, as Buhari sacks Baffa
STAFF workers at the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) are seen cheering today in a newly released video as Suleiman Elias Bogoro steps into the agency’s building in Maitama, Abuja.
“Welcome sir, welcome. We are happy. We are happy,” said one of the audible employees.
Bogoro has just been reinstated as the Executive Secretary of TETFund, according to a press statement released by the Federal Ministry of Education on Monday.
“A statement from the Office of the Honourable Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, said, the reinstatement of Prof. Bogoro is with immediate effect, with the same terms and conditions as it were in his previous appointment and as stipulated in the TETFund staff conditions of service,” said the release, signed by Ben Bem Goong, the Ministry’s Deputy Director of Information.
Jubilation at TETFUND after the sacking of Dr Baffa Bichi who was replaced by Prof Bogoro. May our downfall never be celebrated like this, Amin. pic.twitter.com/CzbID2biJg
— Peacock (@dawisu) January 21, 2019
Prior to this reappointment, Bogoro occupied the same office between April 2014, and February 2016. He was sacked by the present administration alongside 25 other Directors-General. Having spent less than two years in office, this made him the shortest serving head in the agency’s history.
In August 2016, Abdullahi Baffa, who has now been replaced, took up the reins of the organisation.
The ICIR also gathered that all staff working with Baffa have been instructed to return to their former offices.
Baffa had said on Thursday that his administration has achieved a 93.5 percent improvement in how tertiary institutions access the fund. He explained that this is as a result of the introduction of the Access Clinic and Budget Defence sessions that opened up processes pertaining to the fund.