Rufus Giwa Poly Dismisses ASUP Chairman After Criticising Governing Council

The management of the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State on Tuesday announced the dismissal of the Chairman f the institution’s chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Mr. Oluwadare Ijawoye, and his Secretary, Mr. Ade Arikawe.

The development, according to findings made available to scholworld, came forty-eight hours after the ASUP chairman accused the governing council chairman of the institution, Mr. Banji Alabi, of his involvement in financial mismanagement.

Ijawoye stated that the institution was already on life support, following alleged maladministration of the management, particularly the governing council.

Rufus Giwa Polytechnic
Rufus Giwa Polytechnic

However, in a public notice released by the polytechnic on Tuesday, the management took the decision following the alleged involvement of Ijawoye and Arikawe in gross misconducts.

The management also announced that the ASUP had been suspended frm the institution to further clarification.

“This is to certify that Messrs Oluwadare Ijawoye and Ade Arikawe have been dismissed from the service of the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic and barred from entering into the polytechnic.

“The duo, therefore, cease to be the chairmrn and secretary of the suspended ASUP, anyone transacting business with the duo, is doing so at his own risk,” the statement read.

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