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Kwara Poly begs gov for six-month relief salary package


Kwara State Polytechnic Rector, Engr Abdul Jimoh Mohammed, on Thursday, pleaded with Governor AbdulRahman AbdulRazaq to take over the payment of the school’s staff salaries for six months, promising that it would transform the institution beyond imagination.

During the 29th Convocation Ceremony of the 2022/2023 academic session, Mohammed made the plea, noting that the school had graduated about 8,350 students, including 3,000 HNDs, 5,350 ONDs, and part-time students, with 102 distinctions.

He said, “Our plea is for the government to give us what I call a salary holiday for just six months. That is, taking over the payment of staff salaries for that period and let him come and see what we can do with it. But I tell you, with that action, we will transform this institution further beyond imagination. Such ‘rebates’ will be a game changer for us.

Mohammed thanked the Governor for creating an enabling environment for the school’s management to discharge its duties effectively.

He also announced the commissioning of the school’s newly built 33Kv injection substations power project, funded from its internally generated revenue, now powering six federal government agencies and four communities.

The project will ensure regular power supply to the polytechnic, Apata-Yakuba, Oyun, Oke-oyi and Oke-Ose communities in Moro and Ilorin east local government areas.

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“Other state and federal government agencies that will also benefit from the institution’s largesse are the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital, Kwara State Television Authority, Radio Kwara, the Nigeria National Petroleum Corporation Ltd, Joint Administration and Matriculation Board, Nigerian Immigration Service and Standard Organisation of Nigeria amongst others”, he noted.


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