Osun State Government has suspended the Rector of the Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, Dr Tajudeen Odetayo, over alleged financial recklessness and abuse of office.

The suspension of Odetayo, who was appointed Rector in March this year was contained in a letter signed by the Permanent Secretary of, the Ministry of Education, Mr A Jimoh.

The letter suspending Odetayo dated July 11, 2023, a copy of which was obtained in Osogbo on Monday, partly read, “You are hereby suspended as the Rector of Osun State Polytechnic, the sequel to the strong allegations of financial recklessness, corruption, misappropriation of fund, abuse of office among others.

“You are to proceed on suspension immediately, while the investigation into the allegations leveled against you commences soon.”

Appointed the 6th substantive Rector of the polytechnic by the immediate past governor of the state, Adegboyega Oyetola, towards the twilight of his administration, Odetayo’s appointment was however reversed by Governor Ademola Adeleke, shortly after he took over reign alongside others done by his predecessor after July 16, 2022 governorship election.

But the administration that suspended his appointment, on March 10, 2023, through a letter by the state Head of Service, Leye Aina, reappointed him for a four-year tenure.

Meanwhile, the government has announced the appointment of Mr Kehinde Alabi, as Acting Rector of the institution.

According to a letter by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, the appointment took immediate effect.

Before his new appointment, Alabi was a lecturer in the Department of General Studies at the Polytechnic.

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