The Vice Chancellor of the Imo State University (IMSU), Prof. Adaobi Obasi has been queried by Governor Hope Uzodimma.
It was gathered that the query was issued through the state commissioner for education, Prof. Bernard Ikegwuoha on Wednesday.
The query, The Nation learned, followed the discovery by the state government that the University management under Obasi had allegedly received the February 2020 subvention without putting same to use.
This, it was discovered, led to the staff of the University not getting paid for the month of February, 2020.
It was further learned that the governor was angry when the panel investigating how the university was being run came up with a proof that the VC was unable to give explicit account of how the February subvention was utilized.
A reliable source said, “Do you know that our VC received subvention for the month of February and up till now we did not receive any payments as salaries. It was when we got wind of the query that some of us were shocked about what has been happening in the university. I think the VC has to explain why our February salary was not paid even up till today”.
When contacted, the commissioner for education, Prof. Ikegwuoha said he would neither confirm nor deny such development because it was not time to speak to the press.
The vice chancellor of the university could not respond to calls sent to her phone line for reaction as of the time of filing this report, but the spokesman of the university, Ralph Njoku Obi, said as of the time he left his office about 5.30 pm Wednesday, no such document had arrived the university.