The Edo state chapter of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has lamented what the party described as criminal neglect of Tayo Akpata University of Education, located at Ekiadolor, Benin city.
The Edo state Publicity Secretary of the opposition party, Chris Osa Nehikhare noted that the institution was conceptualized the same day as Edo University, Iyamho now being ranked among the best universities in the country by the immediate past governor of the state, Adams Oshiomhole.
“More worrisome is the fact that Tayo Akpata University had some physical structure at inception while Iyamho was bare land.
“Iyamho has started admissions and would soon record its first set of graduates, while Tato Akpata University cannot even talk of lecture halls let alone admitting Students. Is Tayo Akpata University a Greek gift used to pacify a section of the state?
“In the 2018 budget, N900m was budgeted for infrastructure in Edo University… 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. 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,” he stated.
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