Friday, 24 May 2013

U-Report: CD Warns FGN Over Re-Appointing Former Polytechnic Council Chairman



Report By Campaign For Democracy South-East Region Publicity Arm 

The Campaign for Democracy (CD), South-East region has warned the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN) over re-appointing Dr. Anene Uzuakpunwa as Chairman of the Governing Council of Federal Polytechnic, Oko in Anambra State.

This was contained in a statement issued to news reporters in Awka, Anambra State capital  today.

The statement was signed by Dede Uzor A. Uzor, Chairman, CD South-East Region.

``During his last tenure as chairman of the governing council, Uzuakpunwa and the management of the Polytechnic were often at loggerheads over award of contracts and allowances for committee members’ sittings”.

``The Council he led had meetings thirteen times in a year, instead of the approved four meetings. He however, collected allowances for all the frivolous sittings”. CD complained.

CD revealed that the former Council Chairman is above 70 years of age and should bow out for younger persons.

CD insisted that the Federal Government should appoint young and able persons in order to check the looming break-down of law and order in the Institution, since the students and officials have opposed the former Chairman's re-appointment.

“The Federal Government should start looking around for a creditable, dedicated governing Council Chairman”. CD reiterated.

CD  finally warned that it would liaise with other stakeholders; Association of West African Students Union (AWASU) and National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), to embark on a protest, if the Federal Government does not respect the views and wishes of the people.
       

1 comment:

  1. CD is delving into matters that are too political and very incongruent to the their original set objectives. Students at Okoh Polytechnics should concern themselves with their studies and not this incesant war drums with villagers and faculty.

    CD should remain "Campaign for Democracy" and not "Campaign for Destruction". Protest? What happened to going to court? Use the court system for arbitration instead of protesting which normally leads to destruction of lives and property. You are fast loosing supporters of your original good cause. Consider respect for constituted authority or use arbitration for settlement of issues. Not protests.

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