With reference ton, (some notable members of The Senior Staff Association (SSAUTHRIAI) FIIRO Branchhas said it did not at anytime call for the supension of the Acting DG of FIIRO .
this statement became necessary following the media publication of punch newspaper dated 2nd January, 2020 on the Ph. D Degree saga in FIIRO,by a faction of the agency’s union whom the said publication claimed are behind the call for the suspension of the Acting DG of FIIRO, Dr. C. C. Igwe..
According to the source, who pleaded anonymity, “The information in the script did not originate from the senior staff association, which was neither the opinion/resolution of the union executives nor an agreement by the general Congress. It is a mere pursuit of personal interest by the writer of the published script which is a clear fact that some notable individuals who have vested interest in the seat of FIIRO Chief Executive are bent on using media publications to rubbish and tarnish the image of Dr. C. C. Igwe who has a vast knowledge and is capable of taking the institute to the next level where she wants to be.”
There is also an allegation of financial inducement on the union chairman of the union to the tune of N2million or more to enable him forward such mischievous report against FIIRO Boss. Reputable individuals in the ministry and federal organisations assigned to look into this matter. There is no indication that the senior staff association is in support of this obnoxious report and have therefore dissociated themselves and also from the planned action of two weeks time as said by the chairman. It is unfair and saddening for a union branch chairman saddled with the responsibility of defending the welfare of staff to be engaged in such act and endangering the working careers of his fellow executives and the entire union at large.”
Meanwhile, following investigations conducted by concerned members of the institute, the purported call for the suspension of the organization’s Director General has been described as as mere falsehood noting that the incumbent chairman of the senior staff association, FIIRO Branch, Mr Togunde Mumeen is on his own in the report he gave to punch newspaper.
“The executive members of Senior Staff Association, FIIRO Branch hereby use this platform to dissociate itself from the publication in the punch newspaper against FIIRO Boss and also appeal to Minister of Science and Technology, ICPC and other notable government functionaries to ignore and disregard the report.