Oyo: Group of workers, scholars kick in opposition to appointment of Samuel Ogundiran as Polytechnic Governing Council Chair

Some group of workers and scholars of the Ibarapa Polytechnic, Eruwa, Oyo State (now Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic) have kicked in opposition to the appointment of Dr. Samuel Ogundiran as Chairman of the governing council of the establishment.

The group of workers and scholars whilst rejecting the appointment of Ogundiran, instructed Governor Seyi Makinde of Oyo State, to with out losing extra time change Ogundiran with a reliable and relied on particular person with unquestionable characters.

DAILY POST remembers that Makinde lately appointed Chairmen and individuals of the governing councils of the six tertiary establishments owned through the Oyo State executive.

However group of workers and scholars of the establishment whilst reacting, mentioned that it used to be unlucky that Makinde appointed Ogundiran, a former Chairman of the governing council of the establishment all over the management of the fast previous Governor, Senator Abiola Ajimobi.

The group of workers and scholars referred to as on Makinde to switch Ogundiran who used to be arrested through the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC), Ibadan Zonal place of job on Tuesday, Would possibly 28, 2019 over monetary misappropriation.

DAILY POST remembers that EFCC had in Would possibly 2019, arrested Ogundiran for alleged monetary misappropriation. Amongst allegations in opposition to Ogundiran is that he illegally authorized and paid furnishings allowances to individuals of the Council. EFCC additionally invited council individuals for interrogations.

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Our correspondent remembers that Ogundiran and different individuals of the council have been arrested on the twilight of the management of Ajimobi. Ogundiran along different individuals have been taken to Iyaganku place of job of the anti-graft company all over their council assembly for investigation.

It used to be learnt {that a} confidential report forwarded to Makinde indicated that administrative lapses have been exposed below the watch of Ogundiran in 2019. Consistent with the report, white paper experiences of the visitation panel to Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Eruwa showed that Dr. Samuel Ogundiran and different individuals in addition to the governing council chairman gathered over fee of allowances.

However, one of the most group of workers and scholars of the establishment who spoke with DAILY POST, famous that it might be higher if Makinde gets rid of Ogundiran and replaces him with someone else who had no case with the EFCC.

The group of workers and scholars who spoke at the situation of anonymity mentioned that it is going to be incorrect to have an indicted guy because the Chairman of the governing council of the establishment.

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Considered one of them who spoke in self belief with DAILY POST on Wednesday mentioned, “Criticisms have trailed Governor Seyi Makinde’s appointment of Dr Samuel Ogundiran as Chairman of the Governing Council of the Ibarapa Polytechnic, Eruwa (now Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic).

“The criticisms hinged on the truth that Ogundiran, a former Chairman of the governing council of the establishment below Ajimobi led management used to be arrested through the anti-graft company in Ibadan, the State capital on Tuesday, Would possibly 28, 2019. Ogundiran used to be ‘fingered’ for alleged monetary misappropriation in petition forwarded to the EFCC.

“Amongst allegations come with that Ogundiran illegally authorized and paid furnishings allowances to individuals of the Council. The EFCC used to be reported to have additionally invited the council individuals for interrogations.

“An intervening time control used to be arrange after the previous control group led through Mr Iyiola Rasheed Eyitayo because the Rector of the establishment, have been requested to continue on collected go away.

“Dr Ogundiran who had gathered his allowances whilst Eyitayo used to be in place of job, additionally gathered any other allowancesfor no explanation why all over the tenure of the intervening time control group led through Mr Peter Adejumo.”

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