Criticism has trailed Governor Seyi Makinde’s appointment of Dr. Samuel Ogundiran as Chairman of the Governing Council of the Ibarapa Polytechnic, Eruwa (now Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic).
The criticism is hinged on that Ogundiran, a former Chairman of the governing council of the institution under Ajimobi led administration was arrested by the anti-graft agency in Ibadan, the State capital on Tuesday, May 28, 2019.
Ogundiran was fingered for alleged financial misappropriation in petition forwarded to the EFCC.
Among allegations include that Ogundiran illegally approved and paid furniture allowances to members of the Council.
The EFCC was reported to have also invited the council members for interrogations.
A highly placed staff of the Polytechnic confirmed that Ogundiran and other members of the council were arrested at the twilight of the administration of immediate past Governor of the State, late Senator Abiola Ajimobi.
The source said, Ogundiran alongside other members were taken to Iyaganku office of the anti-graft agency during their council meeting for investigation.
A confidential document forwarded to Governor Seyi Makinde and sighted by journalist indicated that administrative lapses was uncovered under the watch of Dr Samuel Ogundiran in 2019.
According to the document, white paper reports of the visitation panel to ADESEUN POLYTECHNIC, ERUWA confirmed that Dr Samuel Ogundiran and other members as the governing council chairman collected over payment of allowances.
On page 5 of the white paper report and committee’s recommendation, the governing council which had Dr Samuel Ogundiran as Chairman allegedly collected over payment allowances.
Recommendation 27 goes thus: “The officers responsible for the over payment of allowances to members of the governing council be surcharged accordingly.”
The source who spoke in confidence to newsmen disclosed that an interim management was set up after the former management team led by Mr Iyiola Rasheed Eyitayo as the Rector of the institution, were asked to proceed on accumulated leave.
He said: “Dr Ogundiran who had collected his allowances while Eyitayo was in office, also collected another allowances for no reason during the tenure of the interim management team led by Mr Peter Adejumo.”