A House of Representatives committee yesterday threatened to issue arrest warrant against the Vice Chancellor of the Modibbo Adama University, Yola, Prof Kyari Mohammed, over failure to explain expenditures in the 2016 budget.

The committee on tertiary education chaired by Rep Aminu Suleiman (APC, Kano) had turned down the 2017 budget proposal of the university following the VC’s inability to explain expenditures incurred under personnel, overhead and internally generated revenue (IGR) in 2016.

The committee said the VC must give detailed explanation on the above before the university’s 2017 budget could be approved.

The committee said it invited the VC twice on the matter but that he failed to honour its invitation or give reasons for his non-appearance.

At a session yesterday, the committee said the VC must appear on Friday or it would be left with no option than to invoke its relevant powers to compel him.

“We can’t take this from him. This is the second time we invited him to explain the 2016 budget, but he failed to honour our invitation. This is not the way to do things. He has up to Friday, March 31 to appear or we’ll invoke our powers,” Rep Suleiman said.

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