Professor Aliyu Mamman, the Rector of Federal Polytechnic, Daura has denied a report by an online news platform which claims he said unqualified staff were being imposed on him on June 16, 2022.
This was made known in a statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of the polytechnic, Abubakar Ya’u-Bako to journalists on Monday.
“The Rector did not in any way say what was stated in the online publication.
“The Rector, while making a keynote address at the Bursars Association of Polytechnics and Colleges of Technology (BURSCON) 45th Quarterly meeting held on June, 15, did not in any way make such a statement.
“The Rector only emphasised the need for experienced staff in establishing a new Polytechnic such as ours,” the PRO quoted the Rector.
Y'au-Bako maintained that the Rector was misquoted in the news published by the journalist, urging pressmen to ensure they are clear on issues before publishing.
He further urged 0pressmen to avoid 'Yellow Journalism' which he claimed is bad for society.
“Unfortunately, the author of the article, one Mr. Ifeanyi Nwannah of the Daily Post online Newspaper, was not even at the event where the purported statement was made.
“And no wonder, he kept on misrepresenting the Rector’s name in the story.
“Management would do all within its power to promote the welfare of staff and students of the institution and its commitment to protect and promote the corporate integrity of the Polytechnic.
“The Management of the Polytechnic also continues to appreciate the efforts of its hard-working and dedicated staff.
“The contributions of all categories of stakeholders in establishing and taking the Polytechnic to greater heights are equally acknowledged and highly appreciated.
“While regretting the damages caused by the publication, the Rector also called on the staff, students and the general public to disregard the said report,” he expressed.