The Management of the Federal Polytechnic, Bida, Niger State, says three leaders of the Academic Staff Union of the Polytechnic (ASUP) that it suspended were being sanctioned for gross misconduct, incitement and unauthorized publication of official information, among others.
This was made known by the Polytechnic Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mallam Hussaini Enagi in Bida.
According to him, the clarification became imperative as the union leaders were circulating fake, unsubstantiated and malicious story about the real reasons why they were suspended.
He said in a circulated message to members, the ASUP-BD PRO in his usual characteristics, lied that the trio of the Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Assistant Secretary were suspended for making inquiries on behalf of members to know why there were no drugs in the Clinic.
He added that the persons suspended did not make enquiry through the right procedures, pointing out that an enquiry on the instant case can either be done through the management or through the Acting Medical Director, which was not done.
The PRO added: “A look at the response to the query issued to the Acting Medical Director revealed that the Director had no knowledge of the visit, and did not approve it in the first place.
The institution’s image maker said the ASUP officials who invaded the medical centre overpowered the lady on duty and took shots of the official information.
“Even at this, did they confront the management with whatever information obtained? The answer is No.”
He further stated that, against the normal procedures, the suspended leaders went ahead to publish the information on social media without authorisation alongside other falsehoods.
“When invited to explain their various role in the the matter, they failed to do so properly which amounts to insubordination”, he added.