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Kebbi state government suspends two colleges over unpaid ₦100k dues

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Kebbi state government suspends two colleges over unpaid ₦100k dues
Kebbi state government suspends two colleges over unpaid ₦100k dues

The Kebbi state government has suspended academic activities indefinitely in two private schools in the state.

The two affected institutions are the Lamido Umaru Mutube College of Advanced Studies in Dakingari, and the SAHAM College of Health Sciences and Technology in Zuru.

NAN reports that Aliyu Shehu-Jega, the director of higher education, announced the suspension in Birnin Kebbi on Tuesday.

The director, in a statement, quoted Isah Abubakar-Tunga, the commissioner for higher education, as issuing the suspension.

He said the commissioner suspended academic activities in the affected schools due to their failure to pay their annual dues.

The director said the institutions had an obligation to pay N100,000 each for two consecutive years — 2022 and 2023.

Earlier, Caleb Mutfwang, governor of Plateau, sacked four heads of tertiary institutions, including Bernard Matau, the vice-chancellor of the Plateau State University (PLASU).

Samuel Jatau, secretary to the state government, who announced the sack, did not give reasons for the development.

Matau was appointed as the vice-chancellor of PLASU while serving as the commissioner for higher education in the administration of Simon Lalong, the former governor of Plateau.

Jatau disclosed that the governor also approved the dissolution of the governing board of PLASU.

Other heads of institutions affected by the removal include the rector of the Plateau State Polytechnic in Barkin Ladi, the provost at the College of Health Technology, and the provost at the College of Education in Gindiri.