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Kwara Aviation Rector threatens legal action over sack report

The Rector of the Kwara State International Aviation College (IAC), Ilorin, Engr Benedict Adeyileka has reacted to report of his impending sack by Governor Abdulrahman Abdulrazaq.
There were online report last week that barring any last minute change of decision, the Governor has concluded plans not to renew the tenure of Adeyileka following the recommendation of the visitation panel set up to investigate the happenings in the school and advice accordingly inaugurated on August 5th, 2020 by the Commissioner for Ministry of Tertiary Education, Science and Technology (MOTEST), Hajia Sa’adatu Moddibo Kawu.
But speaking to National Pilot on the issue weekend, Adeyileka who said he was speaking from the office said the issue of sack in the public sector is different from that of private business adding that certain procedures must be followed before such action can be approved.
He said:
My lawyer is handling the issue because that is defamation of character and we will meet in court. I am speaking from the office now if (I have been sacked), why I am still here. I am a public office holder and before they sack me, the ministry has to write a letter which must be endorsed.
“I have sat on over N40bn budget before without any issue. If they say I stole money, you want to know how much I stole. I have built my career for a long time and will not tolerate it been tarnished”, he added.
Part of the committee’s findings the report noted include:
I) Total mismanagement on the part of the Rector which created mistrust within the institution even though he was able to restore the ATO certification and increased student enrollment.
ii. All transactions were not in line with the Procurement Act of 2017 because procurement unit was made ineffective and
iii. The Registrar and Head of Training (HOT) advices which were based on the customs and norms of the College were blatantly disregarded by the Rector” among others.

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