The Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund, Professor Suleiman Bogoro, has pledged to ensure transparency and effective management of the Fund in order to transform the nation’s tertiary institutions.
Bogoro, who was recently reinstated by President Muhammadu Buhari, spoke in Abuja while addressing staff of TETFund, saying his reinstatement was unprecedented in Nigeria’s history.
While pledging that he would work with the team of his management towards making TETFund a reference point to other institutions,he assured staff of the agency of improved welfare.
“I give God the glory for my unprecedented reinstatement in a way that has never happened before. I don’t know how to thank the President and I pledge to do everything to manage the Fund’s affairs very well.
“I struggled with tears when I resumed and I am so proud of you all and may God bless you. I will never forget your style of welcoming me because it has vindicated me. Other organisation will learn how to run and manage human beings with respect,” he said.
Bogoro was appointed the Executive Secretary of TETFund in 2014 by Former President Goodluck Jonathan but sacked and replaced by Dr Abdullahi Baffa in 2016 without completing his tenure in office.
Bogoro said TETFund had contributed to restoring the glory of tertiary institutions in Nigeria through numerous interventions, in infrastructure development, academic staff training and development, journal and book development, among others.
While stating that his predecessors were instrumental to the innovative policies presently operating in the Fund, he said there was no excuse for substandard TETFund projects, insisting that only the best quality infrastructure would be sponsored by the Fund.
On staff welfare, the TETFund Boss said it was part of his six- point agenda to uplift the welfare of staff intellectually, through capacity building as well as improved condition of service to give every member of staff a sense of belonging.
He said the Fund was expanding its partnership internationally on capacity building of staff, with a view to equipping them to confidently face the challenges of their daily work schedules.
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