Fed Min of Labour Team visits Federal Polytechnic Nekede

The Rector of the Federal Polytechnic Nekede Owerri, Rev. Engr. Michael Arimanwa, has assured the Federal Government of mutual understanding and healthy co-operation among the management, staff, students and host community of the institution.
He gave the assurance during a meeting between the management of the school and a delegation from the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity who were on a mandatory labour inspection of the Polytechnic recently.
Engr. Arimanwa, who was represented by the Deputy Rector (Academics), Barr. M.C. Chukwuma, reminded the visitors that Federal Polytechnic Nekede was recently adjudged the best performing Technology institution in the country.
He however, expressed dissatisfaction over what he described as the improper way the letter informing the school of the visit was addressed, stressing that the Polytechnic system is not an in-house business centre.
Earlier in his speech, the leader of the team, Mr. Ijezie Luke highlighted the objectives of their visit which included to ascertain the strength and nature of the workforce of the institution, issuance of remitter’s license of outsourced services, to ensure understandable relationship between the management and trade unions in terms of welfare services, to inspect the medical centre and health services of the institution, to ensure certain minimum work zone as well as other areas of interest.
Mr. Ijezie also observed that some structures at the back gate of the school were not properly managed and advised that the school can enter into an understanding compromise with the landlords for obtainable results. The visitors also hunted that every 28th December is their work free and enlightenment day.
The Director of APQUA, Dr. Obasi Oko, on behalf of the management, thanked the team for their visit and advice. He described Federal Polytechnic Nekede s a beautiful academic and tourist centre and called on the Federal Government to uphold, showcase and encourage the school for its enterprise and good works.
Other members of the management at the meeting include Mr. Okereke, the Chief Accountant of the school who represented the Bursar and Mr. Nwosu E.B., the Polytechnic PRO, who led the visiting team to the office of the Deputy Rector (Academics), where the meeting was held.
Mrs. Okafor, Mr. Onyewetara C.C. and Mr. Dan Nicholas were other members of the visiting team.