The Osun State Authorities has introduced that it has suspended the Rector of the Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, Dr. Tajudeen Odetayo, due to the petition written towards him and to permit an investigation into the allegations.
Chatting with journalists in Osogbo on Tuesday, the state Commissioner for Training, Mr. Dipo Eluwole, additionally absolved the federal government of favoritism within the appointment of the Performing Rector, saying that Mr. Kehinde Alabi, appointed to the put up in an appearing capability, certified.
Members of the Educational Union of that establishment organized a protest on the entrance of the polytechnic, demanding the annulment of Odetayo’s suspension.
The protesters, led by the Chairman of Ospoly ASUP, Mr Fatai Afolabi, stated Odetayo was not questioned earlier than his suspension, insisting that the Performing Rector appointed to exchange him was unqualified for the put up.
Afolabi, throughout an interview with journalists, stated: “The governor has appointed somebody who just isn’t certified as appearing rector of the establishment. The governor’s appointee competed for the place of vice chancellor and misplaced.
“The one factor that qualifies him is that he’s from Ede. The governor is nepotistic with appointments and jobs at Iree Poly. The governor desires to place Ede indigenes in every single place in class, which isn’t attainable. Did solely Ede vote for him? Everybody voted for him.
“Dr. Odetayo, who was sacked, was accused of corruption, amongst others. He was by no means made to face any panel or investigation. He was by no means questioned. The primary motive for his dismissal was that the pinnacle of the cupboard referred to as him to the governor, who instructed him to make the one who was now appointed appearing rector the deputy rector.”
“The order to the rector exceeds his capabilities as a result of it’s non-obligatory. Once they voted, the Chief of Employees nominee acquired 19 votes, whereas the winner acquired 51 votes, which is the highest-ranking Principal Lecturer on campus.”
Responding additional to ASUP’s allegations, Eluwole, who stated that the federal government didn’t intrude within the affairs of the Polytechnic, added that the panel that can examine the suspended rector will quickly start its work.
Eluwole stated: “We’re engaged on a panel to analyze the suspended rector. Earlier than 72 hours, the council will begin the investigation. The problem just isn’t associated to any authorities affords. The federal government has nothing to do with the administration of this establishment.
“This Authorities is appearing due to the acquired petition. We have to look into this and examine the allegations to stop a disaster within the faculty. There should be swift motion. There are two sides to each concern, some folks could help removing and a few could oppose it.”