April 14, 2024

Alleged Presentation Of Awards To Cult Groups By SUG Excos: Offa Poly Management Releases Panel Report (See)

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The Management of the Federal Polytechnic Offa has released report of the fact- finding panel set up to look into the alleged presentation of awards to cult groups by the Students Union Executives.

AMILOADED recalls that pictures circulated on social media showed that the Abiodun Adigun-led Students Union Government of the school allegedly presented awards to Alora, Aye and Eiye confraternities.

According to the pictures, the awards were presented in recognition of the groups’ “meritorious and distinguished contribution to the students and the institution.”

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Although the SUG President, Abiola Azeez Adigun, had debunked the viral pictures, insisting that “the award does not emanate from our office and was probably photoshopped by an enemy of progress of the union”, a panel of inquiry has been set up by the school authorities.

Meanwhile, the Panel headed by the Polytechnic Librarian, Dr. Femi Quadri had earlier released a memorandum to the Polytechnic community to submit evidence and useful information regarding the alleged awards.

After a thorough investigation, the Panel came up with the following; That:

– The Students Union Executives did not give out awards to any cult groups.

– The Polytechnic Management has always put machineries in place to wage war against anti social groups on campuses.

– The alleged awards were politically motivated to discredit the Students’ Union Executives by mischievous persons.

– Design on the alleged awards to the cult groups displayed online upon close examination, were different from the ones the Students’ Union Executives presented to awardees.

-Awards/Prizes given by the Students’ Union Executives were in six (6) categories namely: Mr. Fedpoffa, Miss Fedpoffa, Overall Best Student, Best Faculty President, Best Departmental President and winner of speech competition.

The Management in an official release therefore informs the general public to disregard the unfounded and unverified awards/stories making rounds on social media concerning the claimed awards at The Federal Polytechnic Offa.

The Management added that the findings of the panel constituted will be forwarded to security agencies within the state to assist in unveiling the culprits behind the alleged awards.

While emphasizing on the efforts of the Polytechnic towards sustaining academic excellence, the Management stressed further that the Polytechnic has recorded sustainable peace, growth and development as well as uninterrupted academic calendar in recent times, and will not relent in its efforts at ensuring academic excellence through turning out graduates that are worthy in character and learning.

Members of the Investigative Panel include: Dean, Directorate of Students’ Affairs, Mr. Gbenga Aleminu, Deputy Registrar, Servicom unit, Mr. Olushola Omole, Director of Information, Public Relations and Protocols, Mr. Olayinka Iroye, and Chief Security Officer of the Polytechnic, Mr. Moshood Ibrahim. Others are Dr. Rafiu Jimoh and Barrister Kunle Babatunde.

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