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NANS Moves To Impeach President, Asefon Over Illegal Tenure Elongation, Partisanship


Aggrieved members of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) have begun moves to impeach its President, Sunday Asefon, over alleged unlawful tenure elongation.

Recall that Asefon was elected on December 4, 2020 for a one-year tenure at the age of 45 years.

Asefon who was suppose to hand over in December 2021 had failed to conduct another convention.

The NANS President has been accused of failing to protect the general interest of all Nigerian students, both at home and abroad.

An official of the association told SaharaReporters that its Senate had begun moves to impeach Asefon as President.

He accused the NANS president of incompetence, misappropriation of funds, corruption, elongation of tenure and insensitivity to the plight of Nigerian Students.

The source stated that Asefon has been found wanting in the current rift between the federal government and the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) over his failure to bring both parties together because he is a member of the ruling All Progressives Congress.

“The move to have him out has begun. Asefon has done more harm than good to Nigerian Students as he does not know his duty as the numero uno Nigerian student, controlling over 50 million Nigerian students at home and in the diaspora,” he said.

Sadly, Nigeria students have been deprived of their fundamental rights to higher education for about six months by intentionally remanding them in their various homes over the quagmire between ASUU (Academic Staff Union of Universities) and the federal government, yet the NANS president has been aligning with a particular political party, the APC which is the ruling party.

“Instead of pushing for an end to the strike, he is busy touring each state, campaigning for the APC, the same party in government which has failed to end the strike.”

Another source, who is an aspirant in the upcoming NANS convention, accused the president of manipulating the NANS constitution and Charter of Demand without recourse to constitutional provisions.

He has spent over 8 months in office after his tenure elapsed in disregard to the constitution of the association, yet refused to resign. We have called for a Senate meeting where his removal will be ratified,” he said.