Kwara Polytechnic inaugurates anti-corruption committee


The management of Kwara State Polytechnic has inaugurated an anti-corruption committee saddled with the responsibility of re-branding and laundering the image of one of the oldest higher institutions in Nigeria.

The institution also inaugurated the Alumni and Nigerian Polytechnic Games committee. Speaking during the inauguration of the Committees, the Rector of the polytechnic, Alh Mas’ud Elelu, stated that the creation of the anti-corruption committee was not to witchhunt any staff or student, but to correct all kinds of anomalies within the institution.

According to Elelu, “The setting up of the anti-corruption committee is in line with the Federal Government’s anti-corruption posture and its fight against corrupt practices in Nigeria.

‘’We are determined to redeem the dented image of our great c i t a d e l and bring back its lost glory so that the purpose of its establishment can be fulfilled.’’

He also disclosed that the Independent Corrupt Practices Commission would be involved in the activities of the committee as they would be in charge of training of members.

The rector added that members of the committee would also be subjected to integrity test and anyone found wanting among them would be dropped.

While charging the NIPOGA Committee on the need to ensure that the forthcoming NIPOGA games to be hosted by the institution in 2018 was successful, he also harped on possible collaboration with top alumni members in order to attract meaningful development to the polytechnic.