Unlawful Termination: Former ASUP Chairman Drags Poly Ibadan to Court

A former Chairman of the Academic Staff Union of the Polythecnic Ibadan has dragged the management of the institution to an industrial court in Ibadan citing unlawful termination of his appointment.

Kelani, who until his termination was a chief lecturer in the Department of Urban and Regional Planning in the institution was shown the way out of the institution for his alleged involvement in act of misconduct which resulted in “embarrassing and tarnishing the image” of The Polytechnic, Ibadan, his employer.

The letter of termination dated 15 September, 2020 and signed by FAWALE M.T(Mrs) The Registrar reads: “You will recall that you were engaged in an inappropriate behavior and a poorly managed relationship with your former student. This resulted in embarrassing and tarnishing the image of your employer, The Polytechnic, Ibadan(TPI).

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“You will also recall your responses and appearances before the Investigation Panel and Senior Staff Disciplinary Committee that looked into the above matters. After a careful consideration of the issues above, the Governing Council found you guilty as your actions and activities amount to misconduct.

“The Governing Council therefore approved the immediate termination of your appointment with effect from Friday, 11h September, 2020. You are to hand over all properties of the Institution in your possession to your Head of Department.”

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Mr Kilani Ajadi, while responding to the sacked alleged that his trial for what the management of the institution describe as ‘involvement in act of misconduct’ is not fair, saying there is no panel report that recommends him for termination of appointment.

“I have never been engaged by anybody in any inappropriate behaviour with anyone include stale or former student of any tertiary institution.’ he said

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In a document obtained by newsmen, the case between Kelani Omotosho Ajadi V. The Poly Ibadan and ANOR with suit no NICN/IB/138/2020 will be for mention on 4th February 2021 at the Industrial Court, Adeoyo area, Ibadan.


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