By Aliykhal Lanre
The Povost, Tai Solarin College of Education (TASCE), Omu-Ijebu, Dr. Lukman Adeola Kiadese has been warned to shun corrupt practices, nepotism, victimizations, favouritism and other related offences, in line with anti-corruption mantra of the present administration, as he was being reappointed for second term in office.
Chairman, Concerned Academic Staff (CAS), Mr. Ade Balogun stated this in Omu-Ijebu, while congratulating the Provost of the College, Kiadese on his reappointment, noting that accountability and transparency should be his watchwords.
Balogun explained that corruption was not limited to financial crime alone, but included “the little thing you do, or neglect to do in the conduct of your daily schedule of duties, like the movement of files, handling mails, giving query letters to some staff and other official documents, among others.
He said that there was a need for the entire management and Governing Council of the institution to provide punitive measures for corrupt practices, nepotism, favouritism and victimizations, noting that it was a time to reward staff members for outstanding performances as motivation to staff.
“Indeed, we smell the rat that the Provost has alert the staff of the College that he was now on revenge mission, as those that were at loggerheads with him, will be properly dealt with. And he has started it now, because most of our members had been given queries, which really puzzles us”, Balogun said
He said that the Provost should remember that “whatever has beginning, must also have an end” that nothing stand still forever, saying that another four years was around the corner, so should sow good to reap good.
Balogun said that the Provost has begun to clamp down his oppositions during the struggle of when the staff were fighting for their salary arrears and other entitlements, noting that the Provost should sheathe his sword and let the peace reign.
“You see, it is time for the government and Governing Council of the institution to call Kiadese to order, and tell him to sheathe the sword, otherwise peace will soon elude the institution again, as he has started victimizing staff that involved in the struggle of salary arrears and payments of our full salaries and outstanding salaries during the last administration”, he said
He urged the State Government to quickly implement the white paper and reports of Visitation Panel constituted in finding lasting solutions to the plights of the staff of the institution headed by Prof. Kamaldeen Balogun, saying that the implementation of this report would make the peaceful resolution to the college.