NASSA President Said Amendment And Adoption Of Constitution Is To Forestall Peace

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Rabiu Omaku

The national president of Nasarawa State Students Association, Comrade Umar Ibrahim has said the Amendment And adoption of NASS 2017 constitution was meant to forestalled an enviable peace in the students Union in the state.

Umar stated this at Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia he said the Amendment And adoption Of the supreme guide of the Union is To effect and stabilize unity amongst students representing their various institutions.

The president expressed concerned over the delay in the disbursement of the second batch of scholarship to beneficiaries, calling on the state governor to come to the plight of students.

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He also raised alarm over the non-remittance of N4000,000m by the Nasarawa State Scholarship Board.

Saying the Association would stand firm for students at all times, adding that majority of students are yet to access their bursary allowance.

The venue of the sitting was thrown into pandemonium has students resisted the imposition of the Senate president, Agbutum Over Emmanuel on the students as it took the timely intervention of the Public Relations Officer of the Nasarawa State Polytechnic, Lafia, Muktar Wakeel to calm the aggrieved students.

The constitutional amendment are section

Section 19 stated that members of the Tribunal shall not be members of any committee.

Section 33 stated that election of members of the executive and Senate shall be through secret ballot section  (1)

Positions shall be zone to ensure fair representation

The position of president, vice president, Assistant Secretary General,Secretary General and Treasurer shall be zone

Electoral tribunal shall be elected by the Congress

Section 34 emphasize on the eligibility of a candidate, saying should be a registered member

Should not be person with criminal records

Should not be a member of security agent

Should not be a fanatic

Should have CGPA of 3.0 for candidate vying for president and Secretary General

Should not collect graft, money from government to campaign

Devoid of physical violence

Did not violet electoral rules

Section 39 stated that 5% remittance should be given to the national body for the maintenance of secretariat

All registered NASSA bodies would benefits from the remittance

Section 52 stated that amendment, review and adoption of the constitution shall be vested and approved by the Senate.

Notice of the amendment move and be given a period of 72 hours

Muktar Wakeel harps on unity of the Association, saying unity should be paramount, urging the students body to work within the tenet of the supreme document

He expressed satisfaction over the amendment process which was done without any rancor, commending the leadership for exhibiting maturity.

The Special Adviser on education, Ibrahim Attama appreciate NASSA over the successful amendment, affirming the doggedness of the executive, senate and members alike to ensure a hitch-free process


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