NYCN Reaffirms Suspension Of Its National President


The National Executive Council (NEC) members of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) has reaffirmed its earlier suspension of Mr Olawale James Ajani from office as the National President of the council.

This follows allegations of financial impropriety, portraying the Youth Council in bad light and engendering crisis and division in the council.

The action is part of the resolution of the National Executive Council meeting of the NYCN held on Sunday, 14 August, 2011 at the Grand Ibro Hotel, Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT).

The Council has therefore asked the Deputy President of the Council, Comrade Esse Gerald Umoh to take charge of the affairs of the Council as the Acting President, urging him to embark on a wide range of programmes and activities for the council.

In a communique signed by both the Acting President, Comrade Umoh and the Council Secretary General, Engr. Saleh Alhassan Kubah, the National Executive Council (NEC) members stated that,” after due consideration, exhaustive deliberations, critical analysis and appraisal of the state of affairs of the council, they reaffirmed the suspension of its president and accept the apologies of the Chairman of the Panel of Investigation, Mr Aliyu Zaga, who is the Auditor of the Council that he is proceeding on lesser Hajj and replaced him with Hon. Aishat Jafar Bashir, (Vice- President, North-East) and was given 2 weeks within which to submit its report to NEC.”

The Council as part of its resolution, reaffirmed the sanctity of its mandate freely given by the Congress in line with the Constitution and resolution of the Board of Trustees of the Council at their sitting on 11 May, 2011at the Sheraton Hotel & Towers, Abuja.

The NEC further advised the general public to discountenance the said document purporting to set up a Transition Committee as an illegal, unconstitutional and set a very dangerous precedent.

The Council reaffirmed its commitment to the peace process restated by the Federal Ministry of Youth Development and urged the Acting President, Comrade Esse Gerald Umoh to reach out to all aggrieved Council members for lasting peace to reign in the Council, which is the apex body of all youth organisations in the country.

By Abiodun Onafuye/Abeokuta

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