NANS President impeached over alleged diverting of Covid-19 palliatives

The President of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Danielson Akpan, has been impeached over alleged diverting of Covid-19 palliatives. 

Akpan was given a marching order on Tuesday 13th October, after an online video student senate meeting. 

The now impeached NAN president assumed office in July 2018, and his impeachment came two years after he took the mantle of leadership responsibility at the national level. 

Premium Times reported that prior to Akpan’s impeachment stakeholders and concerned officials of the student body complained about his prolonged tenure. 

Nevertheless, Akpan was given a marching order on Tuesday by a student senate led by Comrade Gambo Mohammed after a special investigative panel set up by the senate uncovered his diversion of student’s COVID-19 palliatives.

It was also alleged that Akpan received huge sums of money from some government agencies, including the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) for student’s COVID-19 palliatives which he diverted. 

The statement read; 

“Mr Akpan 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 former NANS President 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.

“This committee 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 to remove the president, Mr. Danielson Bamidele Akpan from office and expel him from the Organization with immediate effect.”