The President, Muhammadu Buhari, has ordered the arraignment of a former acting Director-General of the Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi, Lagos, Chima Igwe.
He directed the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission to begin the process of his prosecution for receiving salaries with a phantom doctorate for 18 years.
Buhari also asked the Minister of Science, Technology and Innovation, Ogbonnaya Onu, to allow the institute’s governing board to operate freely.
The President instructed that the board should commence the process of appointing a substantive director general.
This may be a resolution of the leadership tussle that has crippled the running of the institute for about two years.