Illegal Tenure Extension Of Bida Polytechnic Rector Divides Institution.

There has controversial tenure elongation of Rector of the institution, Dr Abubakar Abdul Dzukogi, by the Federal Government, which has brought serious crisis to the institution.

Its been reported that Dr Dzukogi would be 65 years old, by the mandatory retirement age on February 16, 2021 but his tenure has been extended by two additional years to 2023.

In a letter signed by one Ojo J.S, Director, Tertiary Education, on behalf of Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, it was stated that Dr Dzukogi will remain Rector of the institution even after his retirement from the civil service.

“In line with the extant provisions, I am directed to convey the approval of the Honorable Minister of Education to you to serve out your second and final term in office which terminates on 20th May, 2023.

“However, you are required to retire from the service with immediate effect as a staff of the institution and continue to run the second term.

“Failure to do so would mean that you would vacate office on attaining the mandatory retirement age of 65 years on 15th February 2021,” the new letter read.

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