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Stakeholders, Students, Staff Others Back Ogundiran’s Re-appointment as Ogundoyin Polytechnic Board Chair

Ogundoyin Poly Staff, Students Declare Support for Ogundiran as Board Chair. Write Gov Makinde, Others*

The staff and students of the Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic have written Governor Seyi Makinde, Oyo Speaker, Rt. Hon. Adebo Ogundoyin and other stakeholders in the State declaring their support for the re-appointment of Dr. Samuel Ogundiran as the Chairman Governing Board.

In the letter dated 16th July, 2020, the Joint Action Committee, JAC of the three union (ASUP, SSANIP and NASU) of the Adeseun Ogundoyin polytechnic, Eruwa wrote to inform the Oyo State Government that the news made round media that the Staff and Students kick against or reject the appointment was not only untrue but also misleading.

According to the letter duly signed by the executives of the unions, It was a deliberate attempt by mischievous people, planned to mislead His Excellency, Governor Seyi Makinde; the good people of Oyo State and the entire Publics of the institution.

DETAILS OF THE LETTER;

RE: ONLINE POSTS PROTESTING THE APPOINTMENT OF DR. OGUNDIRAN, SAMUEL OGUNWALE AS THE COUNCIL CHAIRMAN OF THE ADESEUN OGUNDOYIN POLYTECHNIC, ERUWA.

Your honour sir, we have noticed some publication s in the online and print media in the past few days purported to be the position of members of staff and students body of the Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Eruwa on the appointment of Dr. Ogundiran , Samuel OGUNWALE as the Council Chairman of our institution.

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In our capacity as the leader of the staff unions in our institution, we unequivocally state that such publication protesting the appointment of the Council Chairman are sheer misrepresentation of the position of all the staff members of the institution on the said appointment and we hereby refute the publications totally as they did not emanate from us nor represent our collective position on the appointment of Dr. Ogundiran as the Council Chairman for our institution.

The claimed arrest of Dr. Ogundiran by the EFCC is nothing but a mere defamation of character targeted as the person of the Council Chairman, and such is just a distraction to the work he is appointed to do in the institution. As a matter of fact, the Council Chairman was invited by the EFCC and was released thereafter on personal recognition, having discovered that he had no case to answer. Since then ( May 28, 2019) there had not been any indictment nor follow up from EFCC on the said matter

From the foregoing, we State in clear terms that all staff members are in support of the appointment of of Dr. Ogundiran and the host communities are also fully behind this decision of the State Government. We challenge the ” enemies of progress” behind the publication of the falsehood to identify themselves publicly if truly they are proud of their evil merchandise.

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Finally, use this medium to appreciate His Excellency, Engr. Seyi Makinde on the renaming of our institution from The Ibarapa Polytechnic, Eruwa to Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Eruwa. This is strategic and symbolic to us, for it is the beginning of the new things to follow and come to stay in the institution.

Kindly accept our warm regards and support for the good works you are leading as the Hon. Commissioner for Education, Science and Technology in Oyo State.

A group of alumni in a statement described Oguniran as a man of integrity, whose efforts to solve the crisis facing the institute was truncated by the management of the last administration led by the former rector, Mr. Iyiola Eyitayo.

According to the statement signed by Ojoawo Mosunmola and Oke Wasiu- coordinators of the ex-students of the school who suffered the unaccredited courses crisis and till date were not mobilised for the compulsory scheme- National Youth Service Corps, NYSC noted that Ogundiran made compassionate and significant efforts but then Rector prefers oppressing and extorting students for personal gains.

The statement said, “Appointing an Associate Professor of Educational Administration and Planning, who also has deep understanding of the challenges facing Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic is a prove that Governor Seyi Makinde’s led government is not interested in playing politics with the destinies of Oyo State students.

“For over three years now, as graduates of the institution we are denied NYSC scheme and non-issuance of certificates by the institution, we took to the street, we protested but the former Rector, Eyitayo prefer hiring armed security personnel to harass, arrest and manhandle us.

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“He was issued a query by NBTE in October, 2018 on why he admitted students into programs without Accreditation and he did nothing about it till him and his cohorts were sent on suspension by the erstwhile Council.

“There were records of him harassing concerned students and their parents on phone conversations, cursing parents that spent fortune on children and later yield nothing due to the negligence of Eyitayo and his team. His utterances were later posted on the media.

“Now, we see them running from pillar to poles, from one junky blog to another, alleging the newly appointed Chairman Dr. Ogundiran of EFCC arrest on financial misappropriation which was not true.

“It is laughable that a team of destiny destroyers that were suspended as a result of the misappropriation of funds, and other issues causing crisis in the polytechnic as discovered by the visitation panel setup by Governor Makinde’s administration, now have gut to be pointing accusing fingers.”

The group thus congratulates Dr. Ogundiran and other members of the board while charging them to hit the ground running and resolve the crisis of unaccredited courses in the school in order to save the helpless students.

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