PRESS RELEASE: Pandemonium In UNIZIK As NANS Shut Down School, Demands Reinstatement of Former SUG President
According to Frank Fenon, “Every onlooker is either a coward or a traitor”. It is also a known fact that “All Tyranny needs to gain a foothold is for men of good conscience to remain silent”.
The management of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, under the inglorious leadership of Prof. Joseph Ahaneku, has overtime demonstrated her insensitiveness to the welfare of the entire Nigerian students in the institution. The Vice Chancellor unilaterally masterminded the removal of a sitting Student Union Government President; Comr. Noble Eyisi and his subsequent unlawful expulsion for standing against the tyrannical and corrupt regime of Prof. Joseph Ahaneku.
NANS frowned at the non-challant attitude of the University towards student representation in the campus, where for over two academic sessions, the University has been without a democratically elected Student Union Government. This is for sure being coordinated by a cabal headed by the Vice Chancellor to allow their continued inglorious regime, where the Personal Assistant to the Vice Chancellor; Mr. Chinagorom Nwadike A.K.A Makutus, who doubles as a lecturer in the University now functions as the SUG President. Within this period under review, the Vice Chancellor, has been diverting the Student Union Government dues to his personal use and has vehemently refused to give account, which was one of the reasons he expelled Comr. Noble Eyisi for demanding for statement of account. NANS also rejects unequivocally the over 200% increment in the school fees of the institution and all unreceipted charges most especially the illegal bank charges that the Vice Chancellor illegally has a commission from. This is extortion, fraudulent, and illegal and can never stand.
In line with our unalloyed mandate to instill independent student unionism across the entire campuses in the country, we demand for;
1) An immediate reinstatement of Comr. Noble Eyisi and all politically victimized students 2) An immediate conduct of Student Union Government election 3) School fees at all level be reversed to status quo, acceptance fee inclusive 4) A better welfare for all Nigerian students in the university 5) We call on EFCC to immediately commence investigation of Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, Account, particularly the Student Union Government account. 6) That the Honourable Minister for Education, should set up an Independent Visiting Panel to unravel the various anomalies going on in the institution.
NANS remains committed to the implementation of the resolution of the Senate meeting of NANS Zone B held between 29th – 30th September, 2016 at Federal College of Education (Technical) Asaba, and calls on the entire Nigerian students to relocate to Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka, come 21st November, 2016 even as we also call on the Nigeria Police Force, Anambra State command as promised by them, to be ready to kill more students as it has become their stock in trade.
It is Operation “Shut Down UNIZIK… Get Ready!!!
Pedro C. Obi, Coordinator , NANS Zone B +2348062467312 Comr. Amaechina Ikedi, Chairman, NANS/ JCC , Anambra State Axis.
Cc: Presidency Executive Governor of Anambra State Minister of Education Senate Committee on Education House Committee on Education I.G. of Police D.G, DSS Abuja Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) National Universities Commission (NUC) AIG Zone 9, Umuahia Commissioner of Police, Anambra State Command DSS Anambra State Command The Press