RUGIPO Chair, Olowolade emerges SSANIP Southwest Treasurer

By: Ade Adeleke

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Polytechnics, (SSANIP), has elected new Zonal officers even as the Chairman of the Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Owo (RUGIPO) Comrade Chris Olowolade emerged the Zonal Treasurer of the union.

The election took place on Thursday 9th August, 2021 at Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Eruwa, Oyo State.

A statement posted and obtained by SUNSHINETRUTH on the platform of SSANIP RUGIPO Chapter indicates that, “this is to inform the good members of this Union that the Chairman of this great Union COM. CHRIS OLOWOLADE has gallantly won an election into the position of TREASURER at ZONE F of SSANIP (Southwest Zone).

“Dear noble members, let’s see this as a veritable feat and ascent for our branch, which is incontrovertibly catalystic to protecting our WELFARE.

“We shall not rest on our oars towards taking good care of your interest. This is evident in our deliberations at today’s meeting, as the issues were deeply covered:

* Ten (10) months and 70% of December 2020 salary arrears
*Usurpation of non-teaching positions, such as Director of Works and Maintenance, Director of Physical Planing, Director of Procurement and much else.
*2019 promotion exercise which is at slow pace by management.

“It is a matter of certitude that this time shall soon pass and normalcy would be restored into our Institution.

“May God in His infinite mercy reinvigorate us to witness the impending fortunes of the Polytechnic, when backlog of salary arrears, non-remittance of deductions, undue delay of promotion exercise and other latent challenges will be a thing of the past.

During the election

Reacting to his victory, Comrade Olowolade expressed gratitude to members nationwide for their support

The news Zonal Treasurer said, “I must sincerely register my profound lifetime appreciation for your unalloyed support towards ensuring my landslide victory in today’s election.

“It can never be credited to my wisdom nor my might but to your love, amity and positive conviction  which unceasingly subsists in the Union.

“I promise to maintain and improve on the existing tempo towards moving the Union to an enviable height. I will be humble, responsible and responsive throughout my stay in the office.

“Laconically, i believe in team spirit, onennes, unity, cooperation, unmitigated maturity and mutual understanding, which are the driving forces for unmatched development of this Union, thereby i enjoin you all to uphold these virtues for the attainment of our dreams in our zone.

“My expression of gratitude is incomplete if i fail to acknowledge the uncommon understanding and maturity of my opponent.   I say a big thank you for the exercise of good virtues possessed by you in this win-win election.

“In synopsis, i want to heartly thank everybody who participated in the election by one way or the other, especially our National amiable President, the National Vice President/Zonal Coordinator, the National Auditor 1/unbiased umpire, the Zonal Secretary and the entire GEC members for their doggedness and unremmtting support.

“Also, i thank all members of SSANIP in Adeseun Ogundoyin Polytechnic, Eruwa, Oyo State for their unrestrained hospitality. I wish you all journey mercy to your various destinations. Thank you and God bless you all,” Comrade Olowolade.

Sam Maris University


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