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Tuesday, June 18, 2019

Unions Welcome Abiodun's Decision Restoring MAPOLY



The Staff Unions of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, MAPOLY, Abeokuta, Ogun State have lauded Governor Dapo Abiodun for restoring the status of the institution with full academic activities,  describing it as a welcome development.

The Unions - Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Non-Academic Staff Unions of Educational and Associated Institutions(NASU)and Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnics (SSANIP) in separate statements, commended the Governor for the bold step.

NASU, in an appreciation letter to the Governor and dated June 17, which was made available to The Daily Crucible, the body noted that the decision showed the 'thoughtfulness of Abiodun to restore hopes and life career back to the life of the entire staff of MAPOLY and the community at large.'

The letter, which also contains an appeal  to the Governor to address their backlog of unpaid salaries, allowances and union deductions with urgency, was signed by the Chairman and Secretary, Kola Sopade and Jide Adeleye respectively.

Also, SSANIP in  its release signed by the Chairman and Secretary, Olawunmi Musbau and Adeboye Oluyinka respectively, hailed the  the pronouncement, stating that it  has not only rekindled their hope and career but also provided "natural and spiritual solutions to myriad of ailments and other problems confronting us."

According to the Union, Abiodun has demonstrated that the comfort of an average citizen of Ogun State takes priority in the scheme of the administration.

ASUP, in a statement signed by its Chairman, Babatunde Osifalujo said the decision to convert the school to Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology was done with  no regards to the fate of staff and students of MAPOLY. 

It readpaNo doubt, MAPOLY has become a shadow of itself since the not-well-thoughtout decision of the immediate past administration in the State to convert sane to Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology with no regards to the fate of students and staff of the Polytechnic which hanged in the balance.

"The pronouncement to revert to status quo ante with full academic activities restored has rehabilitated the spirit with which the Institution was nurtured to a self sustaining status and we thank the Governor for this.

"We however appeal to the Governor to be magnanimous in addressing the issues surrounding backlog of salaries, allowances and union deduction."

The Unions have been at war with the state government over the decision of the then Governor Ibikunle Amosun - led  administration to convert MAPOLY to a University, but his successor; Dapo Abiodun  decision has reversed it.

Ayobami Ife, AbeokutaUnions Welcome Abiodun's Decision Restoring MAPOLY


The Staff Unions of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, MAPOLY, Abeokuta, Ogun State have lauded Governor Dapo Abiodun for restoring the status of the institution with full academic activities,  describing it as a welcome development.

The Unions - Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Non-Academic Staff Unions of Educational and Associated Institutions(NASU)and Senior Staff Association of Nigeria Polytechnics (SSANIP) in separate statements, commended the Governor for the bold step.

NASU, in an appreciation letter to the Governor and dated June 17, which was made available to The Daily Crucible, the body noted that the decision showed the 'thoughtfulness of Abiodun to restore hopes and life career back to the life of the entire staff of MAPOLY and the community at large.'

The letter, which also contains an appeal  to the Governor to address their backlog of unpaid salaries, allowances and union deductions with urgency, was signed by the Chairman and Secretary, Kola Sopade and Jide Adeleye respectively.

Also, SSANIP in  its release signed by the Chairman and Secretary, Olawunmi Musbau and Adeboye Oluyinka respectively, hailed the  the pronouncement, stating that it  has not only rekindled their hope and career but also provided "natural and spiritual solutions to myriad of ailments and other problems confronting us."

According to the Union, Abiodun has demonstrated that the comfort of an average citizen of Ogun State takes priority in the scheme of the administration.

ASUP, in a statement signed by its Chairman, Babatunde Osifalujo said the decision to convert the school to Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology was done with  no regards to the fate of staff and students of MAPOLY. 

It readpaNo doubt, MAPOLY has become a shadow of itself since the not-well-thoughtout decision of the immediate past administration in the State to convert sane to Moshood Abiola University of Science and Technology with no regards to the fate of students and staff of the Polytechnic which hanged in the balance.

"The pronouncement to revert to status quo ante with full academic activities restored has rehabilitated the spirit with which the Institution was nurtured to a self sustaining status and we thank the Governor for this.

"We however appeal to the Governor to be magnanimous in addressing the issues surrounding backlog of salaries, allowances and union deduction."

The Unions have been at war with the state government over the decision of the then Governor Ibikunle Amosun - led  administration to convert MAPOLY to a University, but his successor; Dapo Abiodun  decision has reversed it.

Ayobami Ife, Abeokuta

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