The Ogun State Government has sacked the Rector of Moshood Abiola Polytechnic, Abeokuta, Mr. Tokunbo Fowode, and announced the appointment of Prof. Bandele Itiola as his successor.
The state government has also frozen the accounts of the polytechnic in various banks.
Fowode, who was in the twilight of his tenure, our correspondent gathered, had been asked by the state government to proceed on terminal leave preparatory to his disengagement from the service of the institution.
MAPOLY, which produced Governor Ibikunle Amosun, has been without a governing council in the past three years.
Fowode, in a telephone interview commended the state government for allowing him to serve MAPOLY as the rector.
According to him, his tenure, “exponentially improved human capacity and physical infrastructure in the annals of the institution.”
However, a four-paragraph letter by the Accountant-General of the state, A. S Senfuye, conveyed the decision of the state government to freeze MAPOLY’s bank accounts.
The memo freezing the accounts, addressed to the banks and dated September 17, said that the order involved “all manner of accounts-current, deposit and savings.”
The state government however stated that payments could be made into the accounts but no withdrawal should be made unless by the directive and clearance from the state’s Accountant-General.