Saturday, 13 January 2018

NAAS President, Others Impeached Over Misappropriation Of Funds

By Ndimele Kingsley

It was another dramatic event at the parliamentary sitting of the Nigerian Association of Agricultural Students, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun state on Friday, 12th January, 2018.

The sitting which lasted over four hours was presided by the Speaker of the House (the Student Representative Council of Agricultural Students, OAU also referred to as Joint Session Board), Aina Olaoluwa who stated that the President (Adesope Ibrahim), Financial Secretary (Ajayi Emmanuel) and Treasurer (Oloruntunbi Philemon) could not account for the missing #108,000 in the association's purse.

The declaration came, following a majority vote of the parliamentarians after the presentation of the final audit report as at 12th January, 2018.

In a phone conversation with the Speaker, he said, "After thorough scrutinization and questioning, it was discovered that over #108,000 was missing from the association's account. Hence, the majority of the JSB voted for the impeachment of the three executives involved. They've also been asked to refund the money within a week".

Confirming the impeachment, the President said, "I have no objection to the impeachment. The Financial Secretary was unable to balance the account".

It should be recalled that, exactly a year ago, the erstwhile President of the same association, Oluwaseun Oyeniyi was also impeached by the parliamentarians for misappropriation of funds.

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