Ire Poly: Gov. Adeleke Obeys Court Order, Reinstates Suspended Rector, Adetayo

Osun State Governor, Mr. Adeleke

The suspended Rector of Osun state Polytechnic (OSPOLY) lree, Dr Tajudeen. Odetayo, today, officially resumed back to office, as the Rector of the Institution, following an order of interim injunction for parties to maintain status quo, pending, hearing of the matter on October 10, 2023.

The Lagos division of the National Industrial Court had on September 1, ordered Governor Ademola Adeleke and 14 others to stop further action pending hearing of substantive matter on the next day of adjournment.

Dr. Odetayo was suspended by the state government, on July 7, 2023, over yet to be investigated or confirmed petition written against him by some members of management in the institution.

Justice Opeloye .A Ogunbowale, of Ibadan division but currently sitting in Lagos as vacation judge, made the ordered while ruling on an Exparte motion filed before the court by the Dr. Odetayo. 

The student of the institution had protest against the Rector suspension, so also the members of the OSPOLY chapter of Academic Staff Union of Polytechnics, (ASUP) who condemned the suspension his replacement by Alabi Kehinde in Acting capacity.

However, since the the matter was filed in court and the the court in its interim injunction, ordered that status quo be maintained pending hearing of the matter, Dr Odetayo resumed to continue his tenure at the polytechnic today.

He was received by members of management and ASUP Executive back into the campus with display of various placards and prayer sessions.

Chairman of ASUP, the Osun State Polytechnic chapter, Comrade Ezekiel Alabi, appreciated the State governor, Ademola Adeleke, for allowing the rule of law to prevail on the matter, as he promised ASUP’s support for Odetayo throughout his tenure in office.

Dr. Odetayo, while addressing the Staff, appreciates their support and admonished them to remain committed to their duty and promised to continue to tow the line of peace and rule of law.