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In a pivotal moment that will be etched into the annals of Osun State University’s rich history, the Alumni Association stands at a crossroads. Recent developments have shaken the very foundations of this revered institution, as the Board of Trustees (BOT) of the Osun State University Alumni Association, commonly known as the UNIOSUN Alumni Association, took a momentous step by setting up a Disciplinary Committee.
The Association has been left reeling by the findings of a recent Disciplinary Committee’s report. This comprehensive report, dated 11 April 2023, has unveiled a series of allegations and investigations that have taken the Association by storm.
The Investigation Report
The UNIOSUN Alumni Association Disciplinary Committee, appointed on the 17th of March 2023 by the Board of Trustees (BOT), has produced an in-depth report that unveils serious allegations against the National Executive Council (NEC) of the UNIOSUN Alumni Association. The report outlines the nature of the allegations and the key individuals involved:
- Offence: Alleged Offence of Incessant Financial Misappropriation and Breach of Constitutional Provision by the National Executive Council of the Uniosun Alumni Association.
- Against: The report lists the NEC members implicated, including Oriola Oladipupo, Adejumo Itunu Joseph, Abubakar Basit, and Ifeade Oladimeji.
- Petitioners: The individuals who lodged the petition include Olatomide Famuyide, Rasheed Aijsafe, and Mojeed Oyedeji.
Investigative Procedures and Findings
The Disciplinary Committee’s report delves into the investigative procedures and critical findings that have rocked the UNIOSUN Alumni Association. It’s worth noting that the report provides crucial insights into the allegations made against the NEC and their subsequent actions:
- Failure to Respond: The report highlights that several key members of the NEC, including the President and Treasurer, failed to respond to letters sent to them as part of the investigation.
- Campus Tour Disobedience: During a Google Meeting organized by the Committee, it was discovered that the NEC, including the President, Secretary, and others, embarked on a Campus Tour despite instructions from the Board of Trustees (BoT) not to proceed with the tour.
- Missing Information: The NEC could not provide the Committee with detailed information about the actual amount spent on the Campus Tour.
- Lack of Transparency: It was revealed that some NEC members received funds in their personal bank accounts, with N8,457,050 withdrawn from the Association’s First Bank account between 12th November, 2021, and 7th December, 2022.
- Non-Compliance with BoT Directives: Despite explicit instructions from the BoT not to withdraw funds from the Polaris Bank account, the NEC withdrew N4,194,500.00 from the account.
- Unapproved Transfers: Transfers totaling N3,500,000.00 were made to different bank accounts without BoT approval. This included N500,000.00 transferred to Abubakar Abdulbasit, N750,000.00 to Oriola Oladipupo, and various other transactions.
- Late Returns: It was observed that the President and Secretary returned the money to the Polaris Bank account only after the petition was filed, while another individual, Oyesowo David Tobi, did not return the funds.
- Refusal to Provide Bank Statements: The NEC members declined to furnish the Committee with their bank statements, which would have been instrumental in determining if Association funds were used for personal purposes.
Conclusion and Recommendations of the Disciplinary Committee
The Disciplinary Committee’s report concludes with a series of recommendations aimed at resolving the ongoing crisis and preventing such incidents in the future:
- Improved Communication: The report suggests the need for enhanced communication channels between the NEC and BoT to ensure that approvals are obtained in accordance with the constitution.
- Constitutional Amendment: A thorough review and amendment of the Association’s constitution are recommended to prevent future incidents.
- Further Investigation: The BoT is urged to dig deeper into the actual expenses to get to the root of the matter.
- Appropriate Discipline: The report recommends disciplinary action against the President and others found guilty of non-compliance with BoT instructions and mismanagement of Association funds.
These revelations have sent shockwaves through the UNIOSUN Alumni Association. The next steps and actions taken by the Board of Trustees will undoubtedly shape the future of the Association.
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