- Governor Abiola Ajimobi has appointed Prof. Kazeem Adebiyi as the new rector of Polytechnic Ibadan
- The governor also approved the appointment of other principal officers of the institution
- Professor Adebiyi would take over from the acting rector of the institution, Femi Ipadeola, in substantive capacity
Oyo state governor, Abiola Ajimobi, has approved the appointment of Prof. Kazeem Adebiyi, as rector of the Polytechnic, Ibadan.
Legit.ng reports that this was contained in a statement signed by the state’s commissioner for information, culture and tourism, Toye Arulogun, and made available to newsmen in Ibadan on the evening of Monday, March 25.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Adebiyi is to take over from the acting rector, Femi Ipadeola, in substantive capacity.
Arulogun said that the governor also approved the appointments of other principals of the institution.
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“Other appointments approved are: Modupe Fawole, as the registrar, Olawale Ojesola, as Bursar, Dr Samuel Ajala, as chief librarian and Stephen Ipadeola, as director of works and services," he said.
He explained that the appointments became imperative following the expiration of the tenure of the erstwhile management staff of the institution on February 13.
The governor said interviews were conducted by the institution’s governing council and the selection process moderated by some external faculties.
He said that the appointments take immediate effect, stating that government looks forward to their hardwork, diligence and professionalism in realising its mission for the institution.
The 50 year-old Adebiyi, an alumnus of the institution, is a member of COREN and Nigerian Association of Engineers and Nigerian Society of Engineers.
He holds an ordinary national diploma in mechanical engineering from the Polytechnic Ibadan, B.Mechanical engineering, M.Sc Industrial Engineering and Ph.D in Industrial Engineering.
Fifty six year-old Fawale, who was appointed registrar was until her appointment the deputy registrar of the Institution.
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Fawale, who is a member of Nigerian Institute of Management and Association of University Administrators, holds a degree in Teacher Education and Religious Studies as well as Masters of Education in Guardian and Counselling.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Oyo state, revealed why the incumbent governor of the state, Ajimobi, failed to win Oyo South senatorial election on Saturday, February 23.
It was reported that the APC leader, who spoke under the condition of anonymity, said that Ajimobi's arrogance and reckless speeches were mainly responsible for the defeat he suffered from the candidate of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Kola Balogun.
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