Sir: It has become very necessary for me to lend my voice to the current unwarranted controversy trailing the appointment of the registrar of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree.
As an alumnus, I watched with keen interest, the process of the appointment of the registrar and I have taken time off to weigh the contending issues.
I realized that the Governing Council of the Polytechnic stands on the side of the truth and integrity on the matter. The Council acted in the best interest of maintaining the positive image of the Polytechnic by appointing a man of integrity, knowledge and experience to the post.
Therefore, there is need to put an end to this needless controversy. From my independent findings, I realized that the process of the appointment followed the due process and that there is no dispute over the certificate of the officer who is a product of Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-ife.
The new registrar possesses a second Class Upper Degree in English Language in 1989 from OAU, Ile-Ife. He is also a member of many professional bodies such as Nigerian Institute of Management and Chartered Institute of Management and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators of Nigeria.
It is embarrassing to read in the newspapers that the man was not qualified to hold the position. It is pertinent to note that Osun State is lucky to have a meticulous governor, Rauf Aregbesola who is always painstaking in holding issues. The governor, who is a catalyst of change and an apostle of integrity would not open his eyes and allowed corruption under his watch. I congratulate the council, once again, for the courage to toe the path of honour despite intimidations by some cabals.
I appeal to those faceless individuals sponsoring unjustified write ups in the newspapers against the registrar to desist and allow peace to reign at OSPOLY so that those of us carrying the certificates of the polytechnic would not be subjected to further ridicule in our place of work.