AFTERMATH OF FAKE DOCTORATE DEGREE: REMOVED FIIRO DG DEMOTED

Samson Folarin The Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi, has demoted a former acting director-general of the agency, Chima Igwe. PUNCH Metro learnt that Igwe had been asked to revert to principal research officer, the position he held before claiming to have bagged a doctorate from the Universite d’Abomey-Calavi, Benin Republic, over 18 years ago. Our correspondent learnt that the decision followed the governing board’s ratification of the recommendations of the disciplinary committee, which sat over Igwe’s case. The Ministry of Science and Technology was said to have also been informed…

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ICPC CCLEARS FIIRO BOSS PARADING FAKE PHD DEGREE DESPITE UNIBEN DENYING CERTFICATE

  We have yet to issue him a PhD, Benin varsity insists FIIRO Law: Only PhD holders can be senior officers Samson Folarin The Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related Offences Commission has said the acting Director General of the Federal Institute of Industrial Research, Oshodi, Dr Chima Igwe, obtained a PhD certificate from the Universite D’Abomey Calavi, Benin Republic. The spokesperson for the ICPC, Mrs Rasheedat Okoduwa, told our correspondent that the team investigating Igwe cleared him of wrongdoing. Documents obtained by The PUNCH revealed that the ICPC had already communicated this decision…

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