November 29, 2023

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Osun Government Suspends Polytechnic Rector

Osun State Government has suspended the Rector of the Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, Dr Tajudeen Odetayo, over alleged financial recklessness and abuse of office.

The suspension of Odetayo, who was appointed Rector in March this year was contained in a letter signed by the Permanent Secretary of, the Ministry of Education, Mr A Jimoh.

The letter suspending Odetayo dated July 11, 2023, a copy of which was obtained in Osogbo on Monday, partly read, “You are hereby suspended as the Rector of Osun State Polytechnic, the sequel to the strong allegations of financial recklessness, corruption, misappropriation of fund, abuse of office among others.

“You are to proceed on suspension immediately, while the investigation into the allegations leveled against you commences soon.”

Meanwhile, the government has announced the appointment of Mr Kehinde Alabi, as Acting Rector of the institution.

According to a letter by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, the appointment took immediate effect.

Before his new appointment, Alabi was a lecturer in the Department of General Studies at the Polytechnic.