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Lafia varsity defies govt directive on REMITA platform


The Federal University, Lafia has defied a directive asking post-UTME candidates to pay to the institution’s bank account through REMITA platform. It is a Federal Government order to all its schools.

A directive on the institution’s website,, and signed by its registrar, Dr. Idris Jibrin, reads: “Eligible candidates for screening should procure N2,500 (Two Thousand Five Hundred Naira only) bank draft in favour of Federal University, Lafia.”

This has generated a lot of concern from students, parents, members of the public and sections of the university community who felt that the institution’s management was shunning due process of payment for personal gains.

When confronted by newsmen over the development, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Muhammed Sanusi Liman, said that the institution adopted the bank draft method to avoid omissions and to be sure that all students pay their post-UTME fees.

He stated that the management intends to transfer the funds from bank draft to the REMITA platform after the exercise.

The VC also confirmed the termination of the appointment of 35 non-teaching members of staff over the inability of the institution to pay their salaries.

They comprised 11 corps members retained after their national youth service in the school and 24 others.

Sanusi-Liman said that the council had directed the management to source for money to pay those affected since they worked for over five months without pay.

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