UNIMAID Authorities Denies Selling University Jobs For N1.5m

University of Maiduguri denied selling appointment letters to the job seekers following the online publication alleged that the institution collected the sum of 1.5 million Naira each.

The attention of the Management of the University has been drawn to rumours and misconception that officials from the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation are in the University to enroll fresh appointees to the Integrated payroll and Personnel Information System (PPIS).

The director radio and public relations Proffesor Danjuma Gambo in a statement debunked the allegation.

He said this is of serious concern to the University because it is calculated to compromise its integrity, being one of the few leading tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

For the avoidance of doubt, the University did not officially authorize the issuance of letters of fresh appointment to anyone for the current enrollment exercise to the IPPIS.

The statement said that only individuals that are qualified to be captured in the ongoing exercise are those who had earlier been properly screened and issued with duly cleared appointment letters, but could not be enrolled to the platform, as required by the Federal Government.

It also said the individuals or groups that have given financial inducement or any form of gratification to any member staff of the University in the name of the purported recruitment exercise should take necessary actions to recover their resources
from such unauthorized staff.

It added that the University will not take responsibility for any mischievous use of its name.

In view of the above, members of the public are strongly advised to disregard such rumours and false claims because they are part of the familiar, well-orchestrated attempts to tarnish the good image cf the University.

The authorities of the University of Maiduguri (UNIMAID) are allegedly selling job opportunities at the institution to prospective buyers at mind-boggling sums, PRNigeria has gathered.

It was also gathered that the job slots, according to sources are being sold for as much as 1.5 million Naira.

The sources, who prefer anonymity, told PRNigeria that staff in the office of the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Aliyu Shugaba and the Registrar, Tijjani Bukar are deeply involved in the sale of the employment letters.

One of the sources explained that the appointment letters issued to some of ‘beneficiaries’ mostly for non-academic jobs this month were backdated to 2018.

IT said that: “Some of the new recruits received their appointment letters on Friday, and by Sunday, they were enrolled into the IPPIS, while several other staff who have received their employment letter since 2020 at the university, are yet to be enrolled.”

Attempts to speak to the UNIMAID Vice-Chancellor Professor Shugaba were abortive as call and text messages sent to his phone were not responded to.

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