The Bauchi State Polytechnic authority has suspended a staff member, Raliya Mohammed Kashim over her alleged involvement in partisan politics.
According to a statement by the institution’s Public Relations Officer, Maimako Baraya, the staff had posted videos containing campaign materials of the All Progressives Congress (APC), gubernatorial candidate of Bauchi State and its presidential candidate, Bola Ahmed Tinubu on her WhatsApp status.
According to him, her postings violated the Public Service Rules that prohibit civil servants from engaging in partisan politics.
“Management determined the action as inappropriate and a clear violation of the Public Service rule 22.214.171.124, which clearly prohibits public officers from engaging in partisan politics,” the statement reads
It further informed the general public, especially the good people of the State, that the management of the Polytechnic “wishes to state categorically that the institution is a professional entity governed by rules and regulations”, adding that “having achieved this feat, it shall leave no stone unturned in its determination to ensure that all its employees maintain the highest level of professionalism and respect for the laws of the institution and the State.”
The statement assured members of the public that there would not be any sacred cow and that it shall not be intimidated by the political jobbers, fifth columnists and enemies of the State.