EXPOSED: I Was Sacked For Refusing To Bribe Buhari’s Minister – Ex-TETFund boss

The Tertiary Education Fund (TETFund)
Abdullahi Baffa, Executive secretary TETFUND
The sacked Executive Secretary of the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TeTFund), Abdullahi Baffa, said he was forced out of office for his refusal to provide monetary kickbacks to Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu.

The sack of Mr Baffa by President Muhammadu Buhari on Monday. No reason was given for the sack. The president replaced Mr Baffa with Suleiman Bogoro, who was earlier sacked from the same position in 2016.

Mr Baffa told BBC Hausa on Wednesday morning that the Mr Adamu sent a contractor to him demanding his share of N200 billion disbursed by the agency to tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

He stated that he has never collected a dime from any of the benefitting tertiary institutions.

“If they bring any evidence indicting me, I’m ready to accept death punishment,” Mr Baffa said.

He said Mr Adamu on several occasions accused him of insubordination for addressing press conferences without his consent.

Mr Adamu could not be reached for a reaction to Mr Bichi’s allegations. A spokesperson for the education ministry, Ben Goong, could not be reached on his known telephone number as at the time of this report.

Also, the Minister of State for Education, Anthony Onwuka, declined comment after our reporter introduced himself and his organisation. Mr Onwuka did not also reply a text message sent to his phone.

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