The Kwara State Government has absolved the Senate President, Bukola Saraki, of any involvement in the planned appointment of a new Rector for Kwara State Polytechnic (KWARAPOLY) and the Vice Chancellor, Kwara State University (KWASU).
It also described rumours that KWARA POLY funded Saraki’s previous political campaign as false and illogical.
A statement issued on Tuesday by the Kwara state Commissioner for Tertiary Education, Utaz Abdullahi Alikinla, dismissed the claims as outright falsehood, stressing that only the Governor of the state, Alhaji Abdulfatah Ahmed, has the authority to make such appointments.
He said the recruitment of the new heads for the institutions will follow due process such as advertisement of vacancies three month to the expiration of tenure, followed by the selection process after which the Governor will approve the appointment on the Governing Council’s recommendation.
The commissioner also denied claims that a former chairman of KWARA POLY’s Governing Council contributed funds to the Senate President’s electioneering campaign in 2011, adding that there is no record of any such transaction in the state government’s or the institution’s records neither is there any record on approval by any organ or official of the institution to that effect.
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