Federal Poly, Bauchi holds 1st congregation, conducts election for Governing Council representatives
By Akanji Alowolodu, Bauchi
Federal Polytechnic Bauchi on Monday held its first congregation from where three representatives, made up of two teaching and one non-teaching staff were elected as members of the newly constituted Governing Council of the Polytechnic.
The election of members of staff of the Polytechnic to the Governing Council is part of the provisions of the Federal Polytechnics Act 2019 (amended), which empowers each Federal Polytechnic in Nigeria to have its staff on highest decision making body of the institutions.
In his opening remarks during the event, Chairman of the Congregation and Rector of the Polytechnic, Architect Sanusi Waziri Gumau said that the provision in the Federal Polytechnics Act which gives the mandate to institutions to hold congregations and elect staff representatives on the Governing Council is a dream come true.
He therefore charged both the teaching and non-teaching staff of the Polytechnic to make best of the opportunity by electing people with good antecedence and unquestionable character that would work for betterment of the Polytechnic not their personal interests.
Declaring the results of the election, Chairman of the Electoral Community, Dr. Aliyu Danladi Hina said that from the votes cast, sorted and counted, three of the five contestants emerged victorious as staff representatives to the Governing Council.
Those elected are: Inuwa Bala Dansidi (non-teaching staff representative), Mohammed Lawal Inuwa (teaching staff representative); and Yaqoub Isah Saleh Aljasawi (teaching staff representative).
The three elected staff representatives will be joining, on the Governing Council, other members appointed by the Federal Government to make and take decisions on behalf of the staff and students of the Institution as contained in a statement by Mohammed Rabiu Wada, Deputy Registrar/Public Relations.