NASS Crisis: NANS Disassociates Itself From Vote of Confidence Passed On Speaker Dogara

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By Wayo Umar,
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has disassociated itself from the recent so-called vote of Confidence on the Speaker of House of Representatives, Rt. Hon. Yakubu Dogara by four (4) Coordinators of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS).
In a statement issued in Abuja by its National President Comrade Chinonso Obasi (IBB) the association said those who took part on the recent press conference were not mandated by the Senators and Congress of NANS to speak on behalf of the organization.
“It is despicable and totally condemnable for any reasonable youth/student structure to identify with such demeaning allegation aimed at further plunging our cascading economy into acute recession talkless of endorsing the yet to be investigated matter and those involved in the act of coordinated thievery”.
“when salaries of workers are not paid and states are working towards the reduction of workforce in order to afford payment of salaries, when there is an urgent need for political office holders to cut their bogus allowance and irrational spending to revive our dying economy, it is ignoble and insensitive for any intelligentsia structure, to say the least, the zonal leadership of our noble organization to pass a vote of confidence on paddlers of our budget for pecuniary gains and stipends”.
See below for full text of the statement.
NANS LEADERSHIP DISASSOCIATES ITSELF FROM HON. YAKUBU DOGARA’S PADDING ENDORSEMENT
The attention of the National leadership of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has been drawn to the shameless, disgraceful, selfish, myopic and general somersault of a purported endorsement allegedly bestowed on crisis-ridden Speaker of the House of Representative, Hon. Yakubu Dogara over allegations of budget padding levelled against him by Hon. Abdulmumuni Jibrin, the former Chairman of the Appropriation Committee of the 8th House of Representatives.
It is despicable and totally condemnable for any reasonable youth/student structure to identify with such demeaning allegation aimed at further plunging our cascading economy into acute recession talkless of endorsing the yet to be investigated matter and those involved in the act of coordinated thievery.
At a time when our once viral economy is going on recession despite our huge resources in terms of human and material wealth, when salaries of workers are not paid and states are working towards the reduction of workforce in order to afford payment of salaries, when there is an urgent need for political office holders to cut their bogus allowance and irrational spending to revive our dying economy, it is ignoble and insensitive for any intelligentsia structure, to say the least, the zonal leadership of our noble organization to pass a vote of confidence on paddlers of our budget for pecuniary gains and stipends.
While it is unethical and unproductive for any rational political office holder to paddle or effect inconspicuous changes into our budget that is originally meant for restructuring, reformation and redefining the nation for his private purse alone, it is an obvious dishonor, kleptocratic, inhumane, irrational, disturbing and unforgiving insult for any of us to encourage corrupt public officers because of mere pecuniary gains.
We are not amazed of their greed and their selfish intents and purposes as none of them can be said to be of unquestionable characters, but it is surprising that they derailed cheaply and succumbed to the whims of Prince Miaphen, the impeached Convention Chairman and self-acclaimed acting President without CONVENTIONAL or CONSTITUTIONAL backing who concocted the umindful scope by turning them to Dogara bulldogs as an extension of his habitual misdemeanors for want of pecuniary benefits that’s germane to his purse alone and detrimental to the common interest of Nigerian Students.
It is therefore glaring and evidently clear that Prince Miaphen and his co-horts eloped in Gombe to perpetuate their stay with intention of doing shaddy business that are not progressively inclined in the name of NANS that is balkanized and nothing more.
The National leadership of NANS hereby uses this medium to dissociates our noble association from this disgraceful and unsanctioned act of ignonimity while the Senate and Congress of NANS under the auspices of the legitimate Presidents of Students’ Union Government (SUG’s) will take appropriate steps to reprimand the eering officers that openly without regards for constituted authorities rub our worthy name in the mud of corruption.
NANS is no longer “business as usual’ and we will not be stampeded into anybody’s bulldog or appendages for cheap monetary benefits.
Aluta Continua, Victoria Ascerta!!!
Comrade Chinonso Obasi (IBB)
NANS President,
9th August, 2016
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