Danielson Akpan: NANS president impeached for diverting students' palliatives

Danielson Akpan: NANS president impeached for diverting students' palliatives

- Danielson Akpan is no more the NANS national president

- Akpan was given a marching order after he was fingered in an alleged diversion of students' Covid-19 palliatives

- Legit.ng gathers that he assumed office in 2018 with his impeachment coming months after the end of his 12-month tenure

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Danielson Akpan has been removed as the president of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) for allegedly diverting the Covid-19 palliatives,

Akpan was given a marching order on Tuesday, October 13, after a student Senate meeting which was held via video conferencing.

The now impeached NANS president assumed office in July 2018, with his impeachment coming more than two years after he took the mantle of leadership at the national level.

According to Premium Times, prior to Akpan's impeachment, stakeholders and concerned officials of the student body have been complaining about his prolonged tenure.

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NANS president impeached for allegedly diverting COVID-19 palliatives

Danielson Akpan has been impeached as NANS national president. Credit: Premium Times.
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But on Tuesday a student Senate led by Comrade Gambo Mohammed gave Akpan a marching order after a special investigative panel set up fingered him in the diversion of student’s Covid-19 palliatives.

A check by Legit.ng on Akpan's social media account still shows that the impeached student leader, who described himself as "dogged, consistent and strong-willed young man" is still showing "NANS president001."

Although the amount of money was not disclosed, the impeached president was said to have received huge sums of money from the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) and top government bodies as students' Covid-19 palliatives.

Akpan was also found guilty of misappropriation of funds and alleged concealing of information relevant to help the growth of the body.

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Meanwhile, Smart Adeyemi, senator representing Kogi West, has announced his intention to sponsor bills for the enactment of the Mosaic law which will help curb corruption.

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The senator said the law will discourage people from stealing. According to him, if the hands of public officers in the country are cut off, they will not steal.

Adeyemi made his intention known on Saturday, October 3, at a retreat for the Senate press corps in Lokoja, Kogi state.

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