Rivers State polytechnic

344 Staff Of Rivers State Poly, Bori Has Been Sacked By Wike Led Administration

About 344 newly recruited staff including lecturers of Rivers State Polytechnic, Bori has been sacked by the new government led by Governor Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike,.

It was learnt that the sacked workers were recruited by the immediate past administration led by Rotimi Amaechi.

According to the Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the institution, Innocent Ogbonnaya Nwanwo , this was contained in a directive sent to the Polytechnic by the State Ministry of Education. The directive also stated that the Rector of the polytechnic, Sir Obianko Worlu Elechi would proceed on compulsory leave.

He said, “The recent employment exercise we had at the Rivers State Polytechnic, Bori has been cancelled. The reason is that the government needed to review the process of their employment. The process that brought in the newly employed people; don’t forget, they have not started work, has been called off; it has been terminated by the state government.

“Right now, they don’t have a job here in the Rivers State Polytechnic. Technically speaking, that is the truth. The Rector is on leave; he was asked to proceed on leave.”

However one of the sacked lecturers who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said their recruitment followed due process and dates back to September 2014.

He called on Governor Ezebunwo Nyesom Wike, the State House of Assembly, and the authority of the Polytechnic to intervene on the issue.

Governor Wike Renames Rivers State Polytechnic To Saro Wiwa Polytechnic

The Governor of River State Nyesom Wike has renamed the Rivers State Polytechnic after the late author and environmental rights activist from Ogoniland, Ken Saro-Wiwa.

The institution henceforth will be known as Saro Wiwa Polytechnic.

According To the Governor this is to honour the legacies and achievements of the late activist.

In a statement signed by his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, Sir, Opunabo Inko-Tariah, the governor said:

“In honour of his monumental achievements and legacies, the Governor of Rivers State, Nyesom Ezenwo Wike, has renamed the Rivers State Polytechnic in Bori as Ken Ule Beeson Saro-Wiwa Polytechnic.

“The memories of avatars like the late Saro-Wiwa, who fought selflessly for the betterment of society and humanity should not be consigned to oblivion, more so, when such personalities are revered beyond the shores of the country.”