The chairman of the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC), Musa Adamu Aliyu, convened a meeting at the ICPC headquarters in Abuja, engaging with a reporter from a Daily Nigerian Newspaper.
This was due to the reports on December 30, alleging corrupt practices in rapid degree issuance at a university in Cotonou, aiming to deepen the investigation and initiate relevant actions.
Recall, Daily Nigerian Newspaper, on December 30, 2023, exposed details of their undercover reporter obtaining a Cotonou university degree in a mere six weeks and subsequently enrolling in the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) programme.
The ICPC revealed this statement on its X handle on Tuesday, January 2.
The statement reads: “ICPC Chairman Meets Undercover Reporter on Cotonou University’s Alleged Six-Week Degree Scheme, Launches Investigation
“To verify details and move beyond speculation, ICPC Chairman Dr. Musa Adamu Aliyu, SAN, convened a critical meeting today at the ICPC headquarters in Abuja with a reporter from a news outlet. They discussed the outlet’s December 30th report on alleged corrupt practices in rapid degree issuance at a Cotonou university, aiming to deepen the investigation and initiate relevant actions.
“The investigation into Ecole Superieure de Gestion et de Technologies (ESGT) in Cotonou reveals a concerning situation where degrees are allegedly awarded in as little as six weeks, bypassing standard academic procedures like application, registration, coursework, and examinations.”