By Mumini AbdulKareem
The committee set up by the Kwara State Government to cushion the effect of the gruesome killing of former chief accountant of the state Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB), Michael Sunday Agboola will submit its report, today, National Pilot can reliably report.
The report will be submitted 10:00am to the Secretary of the State Government, Alhaji Sola Isiaka Gold, it was further learnt.
The submission of the report coming 13 years after the committee was first inaugurated climaxed the end of its assignment to assist members of the family after the death of the late SUBEB staff.
The 51-year-old member of the Christ Apostolic Church was murdered in cold blood in 2005 by suspected assassins in a case that shook the city of Ilorin to its very foundation during the tenure of former governor, Dr Abubakar Bukola Saraki.
The general outcry that greeted the murder necessitated the setting up of the committee to provide social security and guaranteed funding for the family by the former governor with a seed fund of N5m to start up the foundation.
The committee subsequently invested part of the seed fund in fixed deposit which later yielded over N2million interest.
A lump sum of N7,644,955 was disbursed to the family and monitored by the committee for the completion of the education of mother of the deceased, his wife and four children – Folusho, Segun, Gbega and Jumoke.
In a telephone chat with this medium, a member of the committee and Permanent Secretary, Political, Cabinet and Special Duties, Mr David Adesina explained that the submission of the report of the committee 13 years after signifies the end of its mandate.
“We have just exhausted the use of the fund and that is why it took so long before the submission of the report.
“When we started, one of the children was studying medicine at University of Ilorin, then another one got admission to study Religion at the University of Ibadan and the third child later gained admission to study Public Administration in Ghana.
“The balance of the fund was used to pay for the graduate programme of the last child who has just gotten married and travelling to the US for her Masters programme.
“Part of what the report contained include how we started, how much was disbursed to each individual and when, among other details.
“Now that we have exhausted the fund and there is no money on ground to disburse again and moreover, we have settled all the children through the effort of the Michael Sunday Agboola Foundation (MSAF), we decided to submit the report to the government,” he added.
The committee which is chaired by one Mr Mr J.K Oye, a retired Director in the state civil service has Mrs Victoria Bosede Oyekale as Treasurer, Sunday Joshua Adeleke, (PRO), Mr Joe Omale representing the family and Rosaline Agboola, the first daughter of the family among others.