The sack order added that members of the public should not transact business with them under the auspices of the polytechnic and also reiterated the suspension of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) activities in the school.
“This is to certify that Mr Oluwadare Ijawoye and Mr Ade Arikawe have been dismissed from the service of the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic,Owo, for gross misconduct and barred from entering the polytechnic. The duo, therefore, cease to be chairman and secretary of the suspended ASUP. Anyone transacting business with them is doing so at his risk,” the circular declared.
Penpushing further reports that, in reaction to the development, Ijawoye accused the institution’s management of approving and using N68 million for the purchase of about five vehicles, most of which, he claimed, were second hand cars, arguing that the act was contrary to the extant law of Ondo State.
The sacked chairman disclosed that the union had already approached an anti-graft agency, adding that details would be made known to the public soon, and also alleged that the council had knowledge of the action and was trying to doctor some documents.
Penpushing also reports that, the former boss of the Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) insisted that the union’s stand that the council had no right to approve N68 million, but a maximum of only N14 million, while the school authority dismissed the claim of misappropriation, declaring that purchase of vehicles was statutory.