The Senate of the National Association of Nigerian Students has impeached the President of NANS, Mr. Danielson Bamidele Akpan and Chidi Ilogede, President and Vice President of the association respectively for diversion of funds. This was contained in a press statement signed by the association’s Senate President, Gambo Abu Mohammed and obtained by News Digest. According to the statement, the suspension is immediate.
Read FULL statement below:
“A Committee set up by the NANS Senate to investigate allegations of misappropriation and diversion of students Covid-19 Palliatives indicted the President for financial impropriety, criminally diverting students Covid-19 palliatives, fraudulently concealing information relevant to help the growth of the organization and the development of the country and having abused his office by doing arbitrary and unlawful acts which are prejudicial to the rights of other members of the NANS all in violation of the Code of Conduct of an official of NANS as enshrined in Schedule 3 of the Constitution and Charter of Demand of NANS” the statement read in part.
Bamidele Danielson(now former NANS President) according to the statement was also indicted for having not been remorseful despite being exposed that he had received the money as alleged but rather resorted to threatening the lives of members of the Committee in an attempt to deter and intimidate them from carrying out their Constitutionally mandated function and also threatened the life of the Senate President Mr. Gambo Abu Mohammed;
“The committee stated that after due consideration, it recommended to Senate that in exercise of the Senate powers and functions encapsulated and vividly provided in Article 13 (a) of the Constitution and Charter of Demand of NANS, Mr. Danielson Bamidele Akpan should be axed from office and expelled him from the Organization with immediate effect. “His actions, the Committee said had done irreparable damage to the NANS and brought it to disrepute thereby making NANS a laughing stock among reasonable persons in the society. It also said the action was to serve as a deterrent to other officials of NANS present and in the future to know that they cannot take the organization and its membership for a ride.
“Danielson was also accused of receiving huge sums of money from some government agencies including the NNPC for students Covid-19 Palliatives and diverted the money while denying he did not receive any money at all. “A vast majority of the students were shocked when evidence was uncovered by the Investigation Committee proving that he received the money as alleged” the statement stressed.
The impeached President is yet to react to this development as at the time of this report.