Abia Poly: Particulars of summit on repositioning of establishment

COMMUNIQUÉ ISSUED THIS 22ND DAY OF SEPTEMBER, 2020 AT THE END OF A THREE – DAY MINI SUMMIT ON REPOSITIONING THE ABIA STATE POLYTECHNIC ABA ORGANIZED BY THE ABIA STATE GOVERNMENT AT HOTEL DU GOLF ABA, ABIA STATE FROM SEPTEMBER 20 TO SEPTEMBER 22, 2020.

PREAMBLE:

The three-day mini-summit on repositioning Abia State Polytechnic, Aba attracted stakeholders from the Abia State Authorities, the Abia State Polytechnic, Aba and Labour leaders from the nationwide and state ranges together with Tutorial Employees Union of Polytechnics (ASUP), Non-Tutorial Employees Union of Instructional and Related Establishments (NASU), Senior Employees Affiliation of Nigerian Polytechnics
(SSANIP).

The summit was declared open by the Governor of Abia State, Dr. Okezie Victor Ikpeazu. In attendance have been the Chief of Employees to the Governor, Dr. Anthony Agbazuere; the Hon. Commissioner for Schooling, Dr. Kanelechi Nwangwa; the Hon. Commissioner for Info, Chief John Okiyi Kalu; the Hon. Commissioner for Science and Expertise, Barr. Chijioke Madumere; the Everlasting Secretary of the Ministry of Schooling, Mr. Eze Ajuzie; the Everlasting Secretary of the Ministry of Finance, Sir Kelechi Alozie, and Hon. Ezebunwa Ubani, Chairman PPIDF Abia State.

Additionally in attendance have been the Rector of Abia State Polytechnic, Aba, Asso. Prof. Osonwa Okorie Kalu; Deputy Rector, Teachers, Chief C.S. Mpamugo ; the Deputy Rector, Administration, Dr. Chigbu Njike ; the Registrar, Chief Mrs. Consolation Nwabughuogu; and the Bursar, Mr. Friday Omenihu.

The Labour Unions have been represented by the President of Tutorial Employees Union of Polytechnics (ASUP) Comrade, Anderson Ezeibe; The President of NASU, represented by Deputy Common Secretary Comrade, Augustine Ageva ; and the President of SSANIP, Comrade, Adebanjo Ogunsipe;

The supply format of the summit included 9 (9) lead shows adopted by exhaustive discussions by individuals. The next lead shows have been made:
a. The Governor’s speech, outlining the raison d’etre of the establishment, it’s dwindling fortunes and approach ahead.
b. The Standing Report by the Governing Council of Abia State Polytechnic.
c. The Rector’s Report.
d. The Registrar’s Report.
e. The Bursar’s Report.
f. The Presentation by the Hon. Commissioner for Schooling.
g. The Presentation by the President of ASUP.
h. The Presentation by the consultant of the President of NASU.
i. The Presentation by the President of SSANIP.
j. The Presentation by Alumni Affiliation

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Following the discussions and interactions, due to this fact, we the individuals on the plenary undertake the next resolutions:

1. That every one stakeholders should be part of fingers to make sure that Abia State Polytechnic is repositioned and refocused to provide center and excessive degree manpower within the areas of Science, Technical, Vocational and Administration Expertise.

2. That the Governing Council and Administration be given affordable interval of six months from October, 2020 to stabilize and start defraying again log of salaries and pensions inside the interval.

2.1. Inside 2 weeks the employees ought to be paid at the very least one month out of the arears.

3. That the Governing Council and the Administration decide to the fee of salaries and pensions as they fall due, commencing from October, 2020.

4. That the Governing Council and Administration check out overhead prices within the Polytechnic with a view to plugging all monetary leakages and slicing off all pointless and unwarranted expenditure.

5. That the Governing Council and Administration embark on a employees audit, a bodily enumeration of all employees, with a view to ascertaining their quantity.

6. That the Governing Council and Administration of Abia Polytechnic ought to overview the position of employees to make sure that all employees who’re occupying positions past their tutorial {qualifications} are correctly positioned.

7. That the Abia State Authorities ought to represent and inaugurate a Visitation Panel to the Abia State Polytechnic each 5 (5) years to establish that the establishment is on observe in respect of its core goals and obligations in the direction of employees, college students and the host group.

8. That the union commits to industrial peace and no strike motion inside the six months with regard to the problems on this communique.

9. {That a} standing Dispute Decision and Monitoring Mechanism be put in place to make sure easy and harmonious industrial relations.

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10. That the Polytechnic ought to diversify its operations to incorporate different lawful actions that may improve the funds of the Polytechnic.

11. That there ought to be a forensic probe of the appliance of the N2 billion injected into the Polytechnic by Abia State Authorities with a view to figuring out how the funds have been utilized and convey to e book these discovered culpable.

12. That Authorities is to make sure the immediate launch of subventions because of the Polytechnic from October, 2020 to help the present wage funds.

13. That the Governing Council and Administration ought to instantly take steps to comprehend the total accreditation of programmes within the Polytechnic.

14. That the Governing Council and Administration ought to as a matter of urgency set up Convocation ceremony for the Polytechnic inside the shortest doable time.

15. That the Governing Council and Administration ought to overview the current employees rationalization within the faculty inside six months.

16. The summit proposed the overview of the Legislation establishing the Establishment.

17. Within the subsequent six months the summit shall reconvene to evaluate the progress made with regard to those resolutions.

Lastly, we’re grateful to the Abia State Authorities, the Governing Council and Administration of Abia State Polytechnic and all of the labour unions for the decision of excellent points and their dedication to reposition Abia State Polytechnic.

SIGNED:

For Abia State Authorities

1. Affiliate Professor ACB Agbazuere, Ph.D (Legislation).
Chief of Employees to the Governor.

2. Affiliate Professor KCK Nwangwa, Ph,D
Commissioner for Schooling.

For Governing Council/ Administration

1. Hon Obioma Ekpem,
Member Governing Council Abia State Polytechnic.

2. Affiliate Professor Okorie Kalu Osonwa. Ph.D
Rector Abia State Polytechnic Aba.

3. Chief Mrs. Consolation Adanma Nwabughuogu,
Registrar Abia State Polytechnic.

For the Unions

1. Comrade, Anderson Ezeibe,
President (ASUP).

2. Comrade, Augustine Ageva,
Deputy Gen. Sec. (NASU).

3. Comrade, Adebanjo Ogunsipe,
President (SSANIP).

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