The Osun State Government has suspended the Osun State Polytechnic Rector, Iree, Dr Tajudeen Odetayo.
This is coming just some months after Odetayo was appointed by th Governor.
Also, the state government has announced the appointment of Alabi Adeyemi as a replacement for the suspended Rector, Odetayo.
Separate letters signed by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, A. K. Jimoh announced the suspension of Odetayo and the appointment of Adeyemi.
The state government alleged that the suspension of Odetayi was due to corruption and abuse of office among others.
According to the letter by Jimoh, “You are hereby suspended as the Rector of the institution sequel to the strong allegations of financial recklessness, corruption, misappropriation of funds, abuse of office among others.
“You are to proceed on suspension immediately while investigations into the allegations levelled against you commence soon.”
The Permanent Secretary also said the appointment of Adeyemi was approved by the state governor Adeleke.
“This is to communicate the approval of the Executive Governor of Osun State, His Excellency, Senator Ademola Jackson Nurudeen Adeleke, to appoint Mr. ALABI Kehinde Adeyemi as the Acting Rector of the institution. Mr. Alabi Kehinde Adeyemi will take over from Dr. T.A. Odetayo who is being investigated over the allegations of financial recklessness, corruption and misappropriation of funds and abuse of office.
“The erstwhile Rector should step aside pending the time the allegations against him are properly investigated by relevant bodies.
“The appointment of the Acting Rector takes immediate effect.”