Osun state Governor Ademola Adeleke has approved the immediate suspension of the Provost of Ila College of Education in line with the interim report of the Investigation Panel headed by the Chief of Staff, Kazeem Akinleye.
The Governor, according to a statement signed by his spokesperson, Olawale Rasheed, also approved the recommendation of the committee that the Chairman of the Governing Council, Peter Babalola should remain in office as there is no proven case of abuse of power or financial wrongdoings against him.
Rasheed noted that the allegation of over N200 million frauds levelled against the Council Chairman was found to be unsubstantiated with documentary proof or transaction details.
He said the cash advance of N3 million to the Council chairman was found to be within the college’s financial regulations with all documentation verified by the committee.
Sequel to the findings of the investigative Panel, the Provost of Osun State College of Education, Ila-Orangun, Professor Jimoh Atanda Afolabi was also suspended on the grounds of financial impropriety, concealment of official information/ records; and failure to update the Governing Council on the important issues of the College.
He added that the Committee is billed to submit its final report at a later date.