Crisis rocks Ondo Poly as workers demand sack of Rector, CSO

Workers of the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo in Ondo state, on Thursday asked Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu to sack the Rector of the institution, Engr. Idowu Ologunagba and the Chief Security Officer, Mr. Amos Ifedayo over incompetence and dereliction of duty.

Members of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, ASUP, Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnics, SSANIP, and the Non – Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics , NASU in peaceful protest at the school gate demanded that a panel of enquiry should be set up to investigate the activities of the Rector and the CSO.

But, the School management led by the Rector has announced the suspension of all union activities in the institution till further notice.

The workers who converged as early as 7am chanting solidarity songs, had placards with various inscriptions such as, “We are saying no to Ologunagba; No more Ologunagba and Amos; Akeredolu, save RUGIPO from total collapse; Ologunagba must go now; Enough of mal-administration.

The institution’s ASUP Chairman, Comrade Rafiu Ijawoye; Acting Chairman of the Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnics, Comrade Chris Olowolade and the Chairman of the Non-Academic staff Union of Polytechnics, NASU, Comrade Adebayo Obayoriade accused the Rector and the CSO of mismanaging N2.5million released to the Polytechnic by the State government for mobilization of security.

The Union leaders noted that the duo of the Rector and the CSO must give account of the security fund, adding that the institution has no security presence.

The Union demanded the state government to set up a panel of enquiry to uncover the remote and immediate cause of the students protest last Monday where school property worth millions of naira were destroyed.

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