Laide Raheem, Abeokuta
The nationwide management of the Nationwide Affiliation of Nigerian College students (NANS) says it would march to the nationwide headquarters of the Financial and Monetary Crimes Fee (EFCC) and the Unbiased Corrupt Practices Fee (ICPC) on July 7, to bodily submit a petition in opposition to the Rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun state, Dr. Olusegun Aluko, over allegations of economic misappropriation.
The nationwide vice-president of the NANS, Ojo Raymond, disclosed this throughout a press convention on Sunday, in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital.
Raymond, flanked by different prime members of the affiliation, stated it had change into crucial for NANS to take a drastic step to name the eye of the Federal authorities to probe actions of the Rector, notably in space of contracts award for tasks within the Polytechnic.
The scholar physique alleged that the Rector orchestrated the arrest of the suspended College students’ Union Authorities (SUG) President of the Polytechnic, Adegboye Emmanuel Olatunji, for difficult the administration of the establishment over the allegation of economic misappropriation.
Whereas calling on President Muhammadu Buhari, via the Minister of Schooling, to urgently set a panel to analyze the execution of ongoing tasks and tasks executed by Aluko, alleging that “majority of the tasks didn’t comply with due course of and have been executed by the Rector via his fronts and personal firms”.
“The nationwide management of NANS can be matching all the way down to the headquarters of EFCC and ICPC on Tuesday, July 7 to submit a petition in opposition to the Rector of the Federal Polytechnic, Ilaro, Dr. Olusegun Aluko for gross monetary misappropriation and embezzlement.
“The Nationwide President of NANS, Danielson Bamidele Akpan will lead the 16 Nationwide Excos, 37 state chairmen of the Joint Campus Committees (JCC) of NANS, together with the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and the 4 Zonal Coordinators of NANS within the match to the headquarters of EFCC and ICPC.
“We name on the Chairman of the Financial and Monetary Crime Fee (EFCC) and that of the Unbiased Corrupt Practices Fee (ICPC) to as matter of urgency examine the administration of all funds allotted or generated by Federal Polytechnic Ilaro because the appointment of Dr. Aluko because the Rector of the polytechnic”, Raymond stated.
He, nonetheless, lamented what he described as “fixed oppression and victimisation of scholar union leaders by managements of tertiary establishments throughout the nation in try to kill college students activism”, disclosing that NANS has put aside a day, tagged, ‘Nationwide Day of Motion Towards Victimisation and Intimidation of College students Union Leaders’.
In line with him, the nationwide management of NANS had issued a directive to all of the College students’ Union Authorities leaders in all of the 36 states of the federation and the Federal Capital Territory to organise a mass protest in opposition to alleged victimisation and oppression of scholars.
“The Nationwide Government Council of NANS has accepted the proposal of a Nationwide Day of Motion Towards Victimization and Intimidation of College students Union Leaders by administration of tertiary establishments. On this route, the NANS Nationwide Secretariat has directed all College students’ Union Governments in each state within the federation to organise mass protests in opposition to victimisation of scholar leaders of their respective states earlier than the Nationwide Day of Motion to be held in Ogun state.
“As college students leaders, we’ll proceed to withstand any try or calculated makes an attempt to destabilise college students unionism in Nigeria, as we’ll proceed to defend the pursuits of our college students always in all fronts. We are going to equally combat this deliberate effort to destroy our Comrade as we’ve got been capable of verify in our fact-findings”. NANS nationwide vp acknowledged.
He additionally referred to as on the Rector of the FPI to “instantly and unconditionally reinstate Olatunji pending the result of the on-going investigation of frivolous allegations in opposition to him.”
He denied influencing the award of tasks contracts within the college to his cronies or self, saying all of the contract paperwork, tenders and different important paperwork can be found for inspection and investigation.
Aluko, who challenged the NANS management to submit the petitions to the EFCC and the ICPC, declared that he was able to face investigations from the anti-graft companies.
On the victimisation of the suspended SUG president of the polytechnic, the Rector denied being a mind behind the travails of the scholars’ chief.
In line with him, the SUG president had been charged to court docket for involving in cultism, including “the second the court docket clears him of the crime, the college administration is not going to hesitate to reinstate him again within the college”.