Ondo Assembly to investigate polytechnic students' protest


Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo, Ondo State

Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo

The Ondo State House of Assembly is to constitute a panel to investigate the recent protest by students of Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo (RUGIPO).

The Speaker of the House, Mr Bamidele Oleyelogun, made this known on Wednesday when he led some lawmakers on an inspection visit to the institution to ascertain the extent of damage done by the students.

Oleyelogun decried the extent of damage and gave an assurance that the perpetrators would be brought to book.

He urged the management of the institution to beef up security.

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The speaker also appealed to the staff to cooperate with the rector of the institution, saying that protest would only make matters worse.

The Rector of the Polytechnic, Mr ldowu Ologunagba, said that the damage done was estimated at over N150 million.

Ologunagba, who commended the assembly members for their intervention, also debunked the rumour that he collected N250 million from the state government for security.

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