*F.P.A.GOVERNING COUNCIL ASSURES TO MAKE STAFF WELFARE PRIORITY*
GistNaira NEWS DESK
The Chairman of the 10th Governing Council of the Federal polytechnic, Ado Ekiti, Chief Austin Edeze has promised to make the welfare of Staff the priority of the Council, recognizing the fact that whatever affects the Staff will invariably affect the members of the Council.
The Chairman made this known on Monday 19th June, 2017 during an interactive session with members of Management, all the Staff of the polytechnic, the Trade Unions, leaders of the Students Union and the Alumni Association.
Chief Edeze, a one time acting Pro Chancellor of the Ebonyi State University acknowledged the fact he and members of the Council were Divinely sent to Ado Ekiti for a purpose and part of which is to transform the Institution to enable it take its pride of place among Institutions of its generation.
He therefore sued for the cooperation of all members of Staff and pleaded for a little time to be abreast with the challenges confronting the Institution, promising that the Council would do its best at tackling such problems as the current Council has not come to “take away” but rather to add value to the achievements already recorded in the Institution.
The Rector of the Institution who had earlier welcomed the Chairman and members of the Council wished them all the best in their assignment which she described as daunting but not insurmountable.
An interactive session was also held with the Staff Trade Unions where the Chairman promised to breed understanding and cooperation between the Management and the workers. He promised to use a “bottom up” system of communication where the people will design their needs and strategies mapped out to meet it.
Also, during the interaction with the Students Union Executive, the Chairman while promising to make the Students’ stay on campus worthwhile, he admonished them to shun cultism and live within the ambit of the law and urged them to cooperate with the Council and the Management of the Institution to improve on their welfare.
He further urged them to effectively key into the entrepreneurship programme of the Institution given its pioneering efforts as he does not expect anyone who graduates from the institution to start looking for jobs. In other words, he expects them to be job providers.
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