In News by stephen abiodun on the 14th, October, 2020

NNPC’s $200,000 Bribe Towards Gas Value Hike Tears Nationwide Affiliation Of Nigerian College students Aside


A management disaster is presently rocking the Nationwide Affiliation of Nigerian College students over a bribe given to the group by the Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company.

It was gathered that the $200,000 bribe was given to leaders of the affiliation to compromise them on the current increment in gasoline value.

On Monday, some members of the affiliation introduced the impeachment of the President, Danielson Bamidele Akpan, and swore in Chidi Ilogebe as the brand new chief of the organisation.

The accused Bamidele of high-handedness, fraud, misappropriation and diversion of scholars COVID-19 palliatives.

He was additionally accused of embezzling $200,000 given to the affiliation by the NNPC.

“The Senate of the Nationwide Affiliation of Nigerian College students has impeached the President, Danielson Bamidele Allan, and sworn in Chidi Ilogede, who hitherto was the Vice President, Nationwide Affairs as President of NANS with instant impact.

“A committee arrange by the NANS Senate to analyze allegations of misappropriation and diversion of scholars COVID-19 palliatives indicted the President of monetary impropriety, criminally diverting college students COVID-19 palliatives, fraudulently concealing data related to assist the expansion of the organisation and the event of the nation and having 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,” a press release by the Senate President, Abubakar Gambo Mohammed, reads.

However in a response, the embattled President stated he was nonetheless in cost.

Bamidele in a press release introduced the suspension of Mohammed for offences starting from public extortion, anti-organizational actions, unlawful conveying of NANS Senate assembly on zoom platform, sabotage and gross indiscipline.

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He additionally accused him of tampering and manipulation of the NANS structure and Constitution of Demand with out recourse to constitutional provisions.

In the meantime, a bunch, Involved Nigerian Pupil has dragged the impeached President to the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee, Impartial Corrupt Practices and different associated offences Fee, Division of State Providers and the Nigeria Police Drive.

The group in a letter by its Convener, Salahudeen A. Lukman, requested the companies to probe Bamidele for allegedly diverting N18m meant for Bayelsa college students’ mission and NNPC’s $200,000 scholar’s palliative.

The letter reads, “With humility, deep sense of patriotism and ethical concern for the necessity to curb corruption and its wave among the many younger technology to avoid wasting the fee and Nigeria from future stress and underdevelopment respectively. I write to hunt the impartial intervention of your fee because the main anti-graft company within the nation with data of effectivity and capability in taming corruption within the nation. It has turn out to be imminent to hunt your skilled intervention into alleged diversion and misapplication of funds by NANS management below Mr Danielson Bamidele Akpan owing to the importance of NANS as largest black scholar physique on this planet, African continent and the nation, its function as younger leaders coaching platform which serves as feeder to nationwide political and financial constructions of our expensive nation Nigeria.

“Over time, comparable allegations of corruption had gone unchecked, therefore it’s quick changing into a norm which have to be stopped at this variation/subsequent degree period of President Muhammadu Buhari. This I think about as an enormous risk to the anti-corruption warfare of this administration ably championed by your fee.

“It’s going to do us loads of good if the fee may be beam its searchlight into the affairs of the apex college students physique in Nigeria (NANS) visa viz the current allegation absconding with a donation of $112,000, about N52,000,000 (fifty two million naira equal) as a result of affiliation, as palliative earmarked for scholar from oil sector as profit was criminally diverted by Mr Bamidele Akpan.

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“With information of scholar resumption nationwide introduced by the Federal Authorities coinciding with the current hikes in tariff and alternative for an emergency interface on the welfare of scholars was midwives by himself and the President of NANS with the Nigerian Nationwide Petroleum Company authority in response to his revelations. The compassionate enchantment noticed a humane intervention from the oil sector. It was, nevertheless, to his amazement, that the President diverted these sums attributable to college students, stakeholders and the aim it was to serve, which was to cushion huge burden for scholar resumption.

“Whereas in every single place was crammed with groaning and information of N96m allegedly collected by the President and an data demanded by NANS Senate and govt council members which led to reaching out to the NANS marketing consultant. So it was his outburst just lately that made the organisation conscious of any such funds. In his public assertion/revelation issued, he associated the occasions of 1 12 months of his journey with the President. He additional revealed different funds reminiscent of N18m from Bayelsa State on points with the President amongst others figures.

“This so disappointing that the talked about funds can’t be traced to any program executed or mission applied or folks cushioned by means of the incumbent President of NANS, Mr Bamidele Akpan, who stay the premise of the present anger throughout the affiliation’s rank and information, apart the abandonment of his main obligations reminiscent of #Reopening of Faculty Battle, #ASUU strike wrestle, #COVID-19 price cost by state owned establishments wrestle, together with the convenience of resumption which the funds have been to serve. In as a lot as this revelations have ignited severe rigidity and uproar throughout the affiliation, the President, Mr Bamidele is reportedly in cohort in some quarters attempting to undertake jungle justice, assault and molestation of any of these difficult him of this alleged diversion which embody my humble self, the signatory, the marketing consultant and different individuals enlisted into the panel of enquiry arrange by the NANS Senate.

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“The President is presently manipulating folks round, attempting to induce, corrupt and subvert this investigation by doling cash out to his cronies to defend this unjustly, this isn’t within the curiosity of the scholar populace.

“Therefore I write to request your official intervention with instant impartial investigation and prosecution of Mr Bamidele Akpan if discovered responsible of diversion of N52m to his private account and likewise N18m for Bayelsa State scholar mission in response to revelation by the NANS marketing consultant.

“The restoration of those monies will support the Senate President of NANS and the exco to ship the fund to the beneficiaries. This restoration from him can even return the affiliation to the trail of normalcy, restore her integrity and return Nigerian college students and public belief again to the affiliation thereby vindicating the panel and our stakeholders/consultants.

“The pressing motion of your company to retrieve and get better the N52m and N18m Bayelsa scholar cash respectively will probably be of nice assist and reduction to the scholar group at giant.”

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