The workers of Ekiti State Poly on Monday held a protest demanding the removal of the rector of the institution, Dr. Taiwo Akande which grounded all academic activities in the school.
According to the protesting workers, the rector has embezzled the sum of N350 million unremitted cooperative funds and of illegal pension deductions from contract staff benefits which is against the financial regulations of the institution.
The rector was further accused of autocratic tendencies, favoritism and nepotism in staff promotions.
The ASUP Chairman, Mr. Tunji Owoeye called on Education Minister Ibrahim Shekarau to order the Rector to step aside to allow unfettered investigation into the allegations of corruption leveled against her by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) and the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences (ICPC).
He further demanded Mrs. Akande’s sack for alleged non-implementation of CONTISS 15 as directed by FG, non-remittance of staff contributions to cooperative societies, deduction of pension from contract and casual workers, non-refund of pension deduction, highhandedness in policy implementation, award of contracts without following due process and over-employment.