Prof Benedict Mbam
By Enyinna Omoke, Abakaliki
The provost of the Ebonyi State-owned Ikwo College of Education, Prof Benedict Mbam, and the bursar have been indefinitely suspended for not following due process in workers’ recruitment.
Governor David Umahi, who gave the order, also nullified all the employment made in the institution from 2019 till date.
According to the statement signed by the Secretary to the state Government, Dr. Kenneth Ugbala, the college provost and bursar had been directed to handover all government properties in their disposal to the next in rank with immediate effect.
“Ebonyi State Government under the leadership of Engr. Chief David Nweze Umahi, has frowned at the recent employment carried out by the management of Ikwo College of Education and hereby directed as follows:
“That the recent recruitment process of the college does not follow Ebonyi State government due process.
“That all the employment done by the management of Ikwo College of Education from 2019 till date are hereby nullified.
“Consequently, the Provost and the Bursar of Ikwo College of Education are hereby placed on indefinite suspension. They are to handover to the next in rank with immediate effect.
“It is unfortunate that when government is struggling to pay the salaries of the college workers, the management of the College of Education, Ikwo is embarking on the employment of workers.
“Therefore, all concerned are directed to take note and ensure strict compliance to this government directive.”