Tayo Akpata University, Ekiadolor Vs Edo University Iyamho: Stop Deceiving the People of Edo South, PDP Tells Obaseki
In the 2018 budget, N900m was budgeted for infrastructure in Edo University, Iyamho…a PPP arrangement between EDSG and Afri Invest.
Till date we have no evidence of cash injection from Afri Invest or any form of contribution or support. We are alarmed that there is a serious conflict and breach of interest in this transaction. Afri Invest has no track record of even managing a nursery school and it is clear it got the partnership deal as the then chairman of the the economic team, now governor is the MD of Afri Invest.
Even more worrying is the fact that Tayo Akpata University was conceptualized same day as Iyamho University. Tayo Akpata University had some physical structure at inception while Iyamho was bare land.
Iyamoh has started admissions and would soon record its first sets of graduates, Tayo Akpata University cannot even talk about lecture halls talkless of admission.
Is Tayo Akpata University a Greek gift used to pacify a section of the state?
We want to know how much in the 2017, 2018 and 2019 budget was allocated and released for the building of infrastructure in Tayo Akpata University?
Is Tayo Akpata University just a campaign project, likely to resurface as we approach 2020 governorship elections in Edo State?
The deception becomes glaring when we compare the progress at Iyamho to the lack of attempt of progress at Tayo Akpata University.
Chris Osa Nehikhare
SPS PDP EDO STATE