ASUP Bida advocates rector’s sack

By Priscilla Campbell,
Minna
The Academic Staff Union of Polytechnic (ASUP), Bida chapter, has called on the Federal Government of Nigeria to sack the Rector of the institution, Dr. Abubakar Abdul Dzukogi, over alleged mismanagement of funds.
The Chairman of ASUP, Bida chapter, Dr. Umar Mohammed Saganuwan, made the appael in Minna.
He alleged that the rector also approved a 'secret' recruitment of 141 new staff including the non-payment of personnel's emoluments.
But, a faction of ASUP under the leadership of Mr. Paul Fashagba, berated the Saganuwan group for the call to sack the rector, describing them as a group of lawless persons out to mislead Nigerians.
Fashagba noted that funds misappropriated as claimed by the Saganuwan group was falsehood designed to portray the management in bad light to the public.
Saganuwan said, "For the past five months about four hundred junior staff have not gotten their N30,000 each amounting to N60,000,000; one hundred and fifty middle cadre staff owed N50,000 each amounting to N37,500,000 and one hundred and fifty senior staffers being owed N85,000 each amounting to N63,750,000. Making it a total of N161,250,000."
He added that despite generating over N2 billion last year, the sum of N250 million, which was set aside for members' allowances was not given and the money can not be accounted for.
"We are ready to lead the federal government to investigate the fraudulent activity".

He also accused the rector of inviting cultists into the polytechnic school, who attacked and almost killed one of their members.

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