COVID-19: FEDPOFFA Management distributes foodstuff to lower cadre staff (Photos)


In an attempt to ease the hunger associated with the novel COVID-19 pandemic and its stay at home directive, the management of the Federal Polytechnic Offa led by Dr. Lateef Ademola Olatunji has distributed foodstuff to all junior staff and low-profile staff of the institution.

The relief victuals which was borne out of monetary contributions made by the Polytechnic Principal Officers - the Rector, Dr. Lateef Olatunji; Deputy Rector Administration, Dr. Olarongbe Afolabi; Deputy Rector Academics, Arc. Augustine Adama; Registrar, Mr. Adetunji Oni; Bursar, Mr. Ayodeji Amid Azeez, and the Polytechnic Librarian, Dr. Rasaq Femi Quadri were distributed to over four hundred staffers at the Polytechnic Mini campus with strict compliance to all safety measures.

The Rector, while addressing the beneficiaries said "We know what you are going through at this moment and that is why we deemed it fit to make contributions out of our salaries in other to ease your pains, we know that the little we offer here today will go along way for you at this crucial time. As much as the government and our health personnel are working tirelessly to curb the pandemic, let us continue to obey all rules such as washing our hands, using hand sanitizer always, maintaining social distance, avoiding crowded areas and staying indoors to prevent further spread of Coronavirus. We appreciate you and we will continue to extend our generous gestures to you in cash and kind."


The beneficiaries applaud the Principal Officers and the Management of the Polytechnic led by Dr. Olatunji for making staff welfare a priority.

One of the beneficiaries, Mrs. Muritala said, "We thank the Management for the kind gesture shown to us at the right time. This is a rare intervention in an Institution like this because we are salary earners too but the Management of our institution know that we are low income earners and  decided to bring comfort to us out of their own pockets while we continue to stay home. May God continue to bless them for us".

Another beneficiary, Mr. Muhammed, lauds the School Management and charges other leaders of institutions as well as ministries to emulate The Federal Polytechnic Offa. In his words. “This is highly commendable and we really appreciate the management for supporting us at this dire time. Despite the fact that we are working and earning; yet, our Principal Officers contributed money to buy foodstuff for us. This is worthy to emulate by other tertiary institutions in Kwara states and Nigeria as a whole. May Allah continue to bless them and help us to curb this Covid-19 as soon as possible".

Meanwhile, the Polytechnic PRO Mr. Olayinka Iroye added that the Management has always been kind and fair to all staff of the institution in terms of welfare and other related packages. “This Olatunji led Management has always been kind and fair to all staff in terms of welfare and other packages. Both staff on high salary and low salary scale are feeling the transformation agenda of the present administration. Although this package is strictly meant for the very low staff of the Polytechnic to complement their salaries, this is not only commendable but highly remarkable. We appreciate the Principal Officers' intervention. It happened at the right time”.


Source: DIPR&P, the Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State.

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