In a fervent call for justice, an indigenous group known as the Coalition of Ethnic Nationalities on the Plateau (CENP) has urged the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to intensify its investigation into prof. Ishaya Tanko, the Vice Chancellor of the University of jos, Plateau State.

Recall that it was reported in some section of the media that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has grilled the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Jos in Plateau State, Prof. Ishaya Tanko over alleged fraud.

EFCC in a letter dated March 19, 2024, signed by Adebayo Adeniyi, Zonal Commander, Abuja, invited the VC for questioning.

The commission had also requested the VC to come with Dr. Yusuf Abdullahi, the University’s Deputy Dean of Student Affairs to attend an interview with the undersigned through the Head CTGI-P5.1, on Tuesday, March 26, 2024.

The group, in a statement signed by Comrade Dominic Nanpshak and sent to reporters on Sunday, has raised concerns over allegations of money laundering amounting to 300 million naira against Ishaya

Nanpshak, speaking on behalf of the group, emphasized the gravity of the accusations, stating, “The vic-chancellor should be dismissed as he is not fit to continue occupying the position.” The allegations has cast a shadow over the integrity of the university’s leadership, prompting calls for a thorough and transparent investigation.

According to Mr. Nanpshak, he said that such an act, if not handled with care, is tantamount to discrediting the good name for which the Federal University of Jos is known. Mr. Nanpshak further expressed concern, stating that the same Prof.
” Ishaya Tanko, who was all over the media after the 2023 general election, is alleged to be responsible for the announcement of the wrong candidate for the gubernatorial elections conducted in Nasarawa state.”

“Such an error led to a serious protest that lasted for more than nine months by the women of Justice in Nasarawa state. He said it is shocking that this same person is again in the media for another alleged corruption charge within the university where he is supposed to be a shining example.” He added.

The group further urged governing Council of the institution to wage in to the matter to suspended Ishiaku pending the outcome of the investigation.

“We demand accountability and transparency in the handling of public funds, especially within our educational institutions,” Nanpshak asserted.

Furthermore, the group highlighted the impact of Ishaya’s alleged misconduct on the university community. Concerns have been raised among students and staff members regarding the misappropriation of funds, leading to a palpable sense of unease and dissatisfaction.

“The welfare and interests of students and staff must be safeguarded, and this can only be achieved through accountability and ethical leadership,” Nanpshak remarked.

“We urge the president to uphold the principles of transparency and integrity in governance,” Nanpshak urged.

In light of these developments, the Alumni of the University of Jos and the stakeholders across Plateau State are closely monitoring the situation, awaiting the outcome of the EFCC’s investigation and the subsequent actions taken by the school management. The quest for justice and transparency remains paramount, as the community seeks to uphold the values of integrity and accountability in all spheres of public life.

Efforts to reach Tanko Ishaya for comment on the allegations have been unsuccessful thus far.

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