The management of the Federal Polytechnic Bida, Niger state, says the three leaders of the Academic Staff Union of the Polytechnic (ASUP) were suspended for gross misconduct, incitement and unauthorised publication of official information, among others.
This was made known by the polytechnic Public Relations Officer, Mallam Hussaini Enagi in Bida on Monday.
According to him, the clarification became imperative as the union leaders were circulating fake, unsubstantiated and malicious stories about the real reasons they were suspended.
He said in a circulated message to members, the ASUP-BD PRO in his usual character, 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 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 school image maker said ASUP-BD 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 roles in the matter, they failed to do so properly which amounts to insubordination,” he said.