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.