Ondo State Governor Rotimi Akeledru has suspended Owo Banji Alabi, chairman of the governing council of the state’s Rufus Giwa Poly.
Akeredolu has announced the suspension following the report of the seven-member Polytechnic Visiting Committee.
Alabi’s suspension was reported by the Visiting Committee, which said he declined invitations on several occasions.
The Governor said, “The chairman remains suspended until there is a hearing from him.” , said the panel held meetings in the course of its mandate.At various locations, it worked with relevant stakeholders in the polytechnic and host communities to come up with recommendations.
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“Therefore, your decision to set up a Visiting Party at this opportune time could not have come at a better time and is certainly indifferent.
“Integrity in the administration of this great fortress of learning. And it is hoped that your desire to build accountability will finally be realized.
“The three-month operation began with the launch of the Visiting Committee on 21 September 2022. All items listed in the seven-point agenda were critically reviewed and discussed with relevant stakeholders. and collected notes from staff, students, and the community, conducted a comprehensive review of Polytechnic staff and accounts, and revised the Polytechnic Law.
“Then, the contents of the memorandums submitted, other A critical analysis of the material, as well as the oral evidence she obtained, led to her recommendations.
“The Panel also asked senior Polytechnic officials, union committees, leaders of the host community and, of course, Polytechnic facilities (including buildings, vehicles, businesses, etc.) to be carefully executed.
Received the report Governor Akeledolu appreciated all panel members for their work and promised to review the report.
“I happen to be from Owo and have been overwhelmed with some complaints here and there. Some of them cannot be resolved.” I asked a question and got a possibly incorrect answer. I do not understand.
“I received information that some people were hired, but when I asked them, they said no. So why is your salary increasing? Why can’t you pay?
“We intervened once or twice, giving money with specific instructions to pay salaries. After all, you still can’t finish paying your salary. I’m sure your report will include this.
The governor also said that converting polytechnics into universities was now more desirable and that there was no turning back.
Finally, the Ondo governor emphasized that polytechnics have all the requirements to become a university.