Staff Of Nasarawa Polytechnic Sends SOS Message To Al-Makura Over The Status Of The Institution

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Rabiu Omaku

A concern Staff of the Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia piqued over the expiration of the accreditation of courses at the Nasarawa State Polytechnic,Lafia barely two years has called  on governor, Umaru Tanko Al-Makura to as matter of State importance look into the seeming delay in the implementation of the recommendations of Investigative panel set up  to investigate the activities of the Polytechnic from 2014 -2017.

A member of staff who pleaded anonymity said the continue delay in addressing the issue of non-accreditation of courses is a call for concerned as it may  lead to the closure of the institution by  the National Board for Technical Education  (NBTE).

He made the called at the weekend urging governor Al-Makura to set up all machinery in place to ensure the accreditation of all the existing courses commence, saying the institution may soon lost her status as he in addition said everything was grounded to a halt due to lack of headship of the Polytechnic five months  after they were fired over financial incongruity.

“According to a staff who pleaded anonymity averred that the seeming delay to resolve serious issues which he reeled out to include the need to either confirmed the Acting Rector as a substantive Rector or appointment a competent hand within the Polytechnic system.

Our source says absence of the headship continue to hinder entire system which he maintained that is sinking.

He identified the State Commissioner of Education, Ahmed Aliyu Tijjani as a contributing factor to the lingering hiccups of the institution, saying the Commissioner is acting up as an Inspectorate Office to the lingering Acting Rector.

“Just of recent the Commissioner directed the Acting Rector to submit files of all staff of the Polytechnic, a brain behind the  recent retirement of the Bursar of the institution, Dogara Dantsoho but the Union Square resisted the move.

The Staff of the Polytechnic is also accusing the Acting Rector, Augustine Ali Gabu for shelding the estranged Bursar who supposed to go on terminal leave three months before his retirement.

It was reliably gathered that Ali Gabu continue to accommodate Dantsoho after he was served with retirement letter two weeks but he refused to hand over to Opa Namo.

It would be recalled that the Chairman of the Investigative panel, Fati Sabo during the submission of the report of the panel appealed to the Chief executive to consider topmost challenges affecting the Polytechnic before NBTE close the institution.

Other complaints from the staff were the total blackout experienced in the institution within the fee weeks.

An impeccable source described the Acting Rector as a disorganized fellow and pretender who lacks the moral right to lead the Polytechnic in spite of his impeccable credentials.

The Acing Rector in a telephone interview said that Dogara Dantsoho has handed over to his successor, Opa Namo at about 10:47am on Friday.

While reacting over the delay in releasing graduates of Higher National Diploma (HND) In Estate Management to go  for their National Youth Service Corp (NYSC) ,the delay foist some of the affected graduates to mobilize their colleagues for a protest.

Ali Gabu said the Polytechnic is in talking terms with them, saying very soon they would get to the bottom of the whole issue at stake.

“Press please I have a patient in the hospital and I will attend to the person first before coming back to school”.

Only time shall tell

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