Ado-Ekiti Poly Staff Begin Strike, Demand Sacking of Rector

Unions in the Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, began the New Year with a demonstration over alleged financial scam running into several millions of naira and other offences levied against its Rector, Dr Theresa Akande.

Rector, Federal Polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, Dr. Theresa Akande

They accused the rector of embezzling N350 million unremitted cooperative funds and perpetrating illegal pension deductions from contract staff benefits in brazen disregard to the polytechnic’s financial regulation

But the rector has accused the workers of nursing a hidden agenda, asking them to wait for the report of an independent panel set up to investigate the allegation.

The aggrieved workers who started the protest as early at about 7am, blocked the main entrance of the institution and prevented staff and students from gaining entry into the institution.

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