Governor Abdullahi Sule of Nasarawa State has suspended the Governing Council of the state-owned Isa Mustapha Agwai Polytechnic(IMAP), Lafia.
He also ordered the Rector of the polytechnic, Dr. Justina Anjide-Kotso, to proceed on compulsory leave.
These in a statement issued by the Secretary to State Government, Barrister Muhammad Ubandoma-Aliyu, on Friday are with immediate effect.
According to Ubandoma-Aliyu, the decision was to allow the white paper committee on the report of the visitation panel to carry out its assignment without interference.
They were also directed to handover any property of the Polytechnic in their possession to the appropriate officer who isn’t a member of Governing Council pending the final determination of the report.
The visitation panel chaired by Engineer Ali Rabiu had on Friday February 02 submitted its report to Governor Sule at the Government House, Lafia.
Meanwhile, Governor Sule had prior to the constitution of the visitation panel lauded the embattled Rector for repositioning the Polytechnic which led to the accreditation of technical courses.
He lamented that until her appointment as Rector, the Polytechnic had no single technical accreditation and was only offering non-technical courses.
“Initially, we had a polytechnic without any technical accreditation. Today, we have four technical courses that have accreditation. You can truly say that now we are a polytechnic. It happens during her period,
“With all the efforts that she puts in and the efforts of her own management and the efforts of everybody who supported to make it happen.
“With due respect, when we came in, even the IMAP Lafia that we are calling, was not a really polytechnic. It was not. It has never been. Because they never had one technical accreditation. All the courses they were offering, none was technical,” the Governor, lamented.