In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 14th, October, 2020

NANS President Impeached Over Alleged $200ok (N76.2m) Embezzlement

NANS President Impeached Over Alleged $200k (N76.2m) Embezzlement

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Danielson Akpan

The Senate Arm of the Affiliation has impeached Danielson Akpan, the President of the Nationwide Affiliation of Nigerian College students (NANS) at a gathering held by way of zoom for gross incompetence, misappropriation of fund value $200ok, elongation of his one-year tenure, disregard for NANS Constitution of Demand and insensitivity to the plight of Nigerian College students, amongst others.

Earlier than his impeachment, Akpan who assumed workplace as NANS president in July 2018 had served past his tenure of 12 months, resulting in complaints from different officers and stakeholders.

Akpan was impeached by the Senate Arm of the Affiliation at an emergency Senate assembly which held on Tuesday October 13. He was impeached after being indicted for monetary impropriety, diverting pupil’s COVID-19 palliatives and concealing info related to assist the expansion of the organisation and the event of the nation.

It was additionally alleged that he obtained big sums of cash from some authorities businesses, together with the Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company (NNPC) for pupil’s COVID-19 palliatives and diverted the cash.

The assertion learn;

“Mr Akpan abused his workplace by doing arbitrary and illegal acts that are prejudicial to the rights of different members of the NANS all in violation of the Code of Conduct of an official of NANS as enshrined in Schedule three of the Structure and Constitution of Demand of NANS.

“The previous NANS President was additionally indicted for having not been remorseful, regardless of being uncovered that he had obtained the cash as alleged however moderately resorted to threatening the lives of members of the committee in an try to discourage and intimidate them from finishing up their constitutionally mandated operate and in addition threatened the lifetime of the senate president Mr. Gambo Abu Mohammed.

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“This committee advisable to senate that in train of the senate powers and capabilities encapsulated and vividly offered in Article 13 (a) of the structure and constitution of demand of NANS to take away the president, Mr. Danielson Bamidele Akpan from workplace and expel him from the Group with speedy impact.”

A former vice-president, Chidi llogede was instantly sworn in because the president of NANS whereas all of the affiliation’s property and funds in possession of Mr Akpan are to be totally recovered.

 

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