The leadership crisis rocking the National Association of Katsina state students (NAKATSS) National Body took a new dimension as the Executive and Senate of the association suspended the national president due to alleged financial misappropriation.
This is contained in the communique issued after a joint session meeting between the executive and the senate held Sunday in SBRS Funtua signed by the Senate President, Sen. Bello Salisu Abdulaziz.
The communique revealed that a letter of petition was sent by the office of the National Auditor General, accusing the president of financial misappropriation, and the campaign funds recieved from the state Governor before 2019 general elections.
The Suspension, according to the statement come to the fore after a vote of no confidence passed to president signed by ten members of the executives and three senators as seen by our correspondent.
However, it was learnt that beside the suspension, the president has been directed to appear before the audit committee constituted with financial expenditure since he assumed office as the president of the association.
Meanwhile, the President, Comrade Nasir Almustapha Danye Jibiya when contacted by our reporter denied all the allegations labelled against him.
Danye, explained that though 2/3 of the Senate and executive has the constitutional power to suspend him, but should have been based on evident fact not allegations and personal interest.
He expressed readiness to appear before the audit committee as demanded by the joint session in the issued statement.
“I have neither squandered nor misappropriated NAKATSS funds. And I am ready to appear before many constituted committee in view to defend myself and my integrity.” He added
“The allegations are not only false but ungodly, and those claiming should provide the evidence fact”.
Mr. Danye stated, “No body approached me with any formal suspension letter, I saw it flying on social media just like any other individual. “
He, however, called on the NAKATSS officials to put-above the development of the association rather than any personal interest.
The panel directed the president to hand over the affairs of the association to vice president (special duties) pending to the outcome of the investigation.