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June 25, 2024
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RUGIPO ALUMNI HAILS GOV AIYEDATIWA OVER SALARY ARREARS PAYMENT, INCREASED SUBVENTION

  • Gov will address challenges facing tertiary institutions, says CPS

The Alumni Association of the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, has commended the Governor of Ondo State, Hon Lucky Orimisan Aiyedatiwa, over the support his administration has given to the institution in the last six months.

The association said the entire Polytechnic community is appreciative of the payment of arrears of salaries of the workers and a 50 percent increase in the subvention of the school by the Governor.

The National President of the RUGIPO Alumni, Engr. Adeola Victor Adesina, gave the commendation when he led other national officers of the association on a courtesy visit to the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Prince Ebenezer Adeniyan, in Akure.

Engr. Adesina added that the support from the Governor has brought life back to the institution, especially in competing with other tertiary institutions of learning in enhancing technology and technical education in the country.

He, however, pleaded with Governor Aiyedatiwa to clear the remaining backlog of salary arrears of workers of the polytechnic before end of the year so that his next term would begin with a clean slate for the workers of the institution.

Adesina also commended the Rector of the Polytechnic, Mr. Olorunwa Adegun, for his efforts in developing the institution and pointed the attention of the Governor to the need to appoint a substantive Chairman for the Governing Council of the school.

While calling on the state government to synergize with the alumni of the polytechnic, Engr. Adesina explained that the over two years of his leadership of the association have been fulfilling with the achievement of various developmental projects in the school.

He listed the achievements to include the renovation of the institution’s main gate both at the east and west entrances, the installation of solar-powered streetlights inside the school and a physical structure for the alumni association which is nearing completion.

Engr. Adesina, who appreciated Governor Aiyedatiwa for appointing Prince Adeniyan, a former student of the polytechnic, as his official spokesperson, described the CPS as a thorough professional who has managed the image of the Governor well since his appointment.

Responding, the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Prince Ebenezer Adeniyan, thanked the team for the visit, as well as the goodwill messages and support he has received from the polytechnic community since his appointment.

He also thanked the association for acknowledging and appreciating the efforts of Governor Aiyedatiwa towards the development of the school and the welfare of its workforce.

Prince Adeniyan said the recent approval by the Governor for the payment of N35,000 wage award to staff of tertiary institutions for the next six months is another testament to his commitment to improving welfare of workers in the State.

Promising that the requests of the Alumni will be communicated to the Governor, the CPS added that the Aiyedatiwa administration will continue to prioritize the development of all the tertiary institutions in the State.

While commending the alumni for their efforts in contributing to the development of the school, Adeniyan promised to continue to try his best to support the alumni and be involved in the development of the association as well as the department of Mass Communication of the institution.

Other members of the alumni on the visit included Mr. Oluyade Ademola, Secretary; Comrade Fowowe Adewale, Assistant General Secretary; Engr Adeyeye Oluwaseun, Treasurer; Comrade Adeleye Raymond, Public Relations Officer; Oniye Adegboye, Director of Organisation; Comrade Olayinka Ogunleye, National Leader; Comrade Tosin Ajuwon and Miss Oluwole Precious.

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