Government sacks Nasarawa Polytechnic Rector, others


Governor Umaru Tanko Al-Makura of Nasarawa State has approved the dismissal of the Rector of Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia Dr Silas Gyar and two other senior officials of the polytechnic.

According to a statement signed by the Chairman Governing Council of the Polytechnic on Friday in Lafia, Mohammed Bako, the governor’s decision is in line with the government white paper report on the investigative committee into the activities of the institution.

The statement added that the dismissal takes effect from 28th November, 2018.

It added that the governing council had also approved the dismissal of Labani Joseph-Dio, and Abdullahi Akyo, Registrar and Bursar respectively.

They were said to have mismanaged over N2 billion according to the report.

Al-Makura therefore directed all the dismissed staff to refund the over N2 billion mismanaged by them while in office immediately.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the dismissed staff were initially sent on compulsory leave on 26th October, 2017 to pave way for investigation into their activities.

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