Truth & justice

NASU PRESIDENT, COMRADE MAKOLO HASSAN, DEBUNKS CRISIS RUMOUR

The story in town is about NASU as a configuration of factions, but there is no element of truth in it. The real body has come out to debunk the false and unconfirmed rumors. By

This stable, Newsthumb, gathered from authoritative sources that there is no crisis whatsoever in the union following below facts and figures, and we quote inter alia: In a related development of the ensuing matter, the attention of the Non-Academic Staff Union of Educational and Associated Institutions (NASU) was drawn to a malicious online publication by “Thenewstrack” titled, “Breaking: Crisis hits NASU members, split to form NANTSNU.”

The Union (NASU) wishes to inform the teeming NASU members as well as the general public that there is NO CRISIS IN NASU and to state further as follows:

The said online publication is a representation of the figment of imagination of Mr. Niyi Akinnibi of the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Osun State who ascribed to himself the position of NANTSNU President in the publication.

The brains behind the National Association of Non-Teaching Staff of Nigerian Universities (NANTSNU) are former officers of NASU who were duly expelled from NASU on the recommendation of the organs of NASU for various infringements in line with Rule 22 (6) of the NASU Constitution.

The said self-seeking persons wanted a platform to create an empire for themselves where they can perpetrate their illegalities.

The expelled members include:

Mr. Adeniyi Akinnibi, former State Chairman, NASU, Osun State Council was expelled by the National Executive Council (NEC) of the Union on 1st May, 2017

Mr. Adebayo Aladerotohun, former Branch Chairman, NASU, Federal University of Technology, Akure was expelled by the National Executive Council (NEC) on 6th November, 2019 following the recommendation of the Universities and Inter-University Centres Trade Group Council.

Mr. Oluwole I. Odewumi, Branch Chairman, NASU, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife was expelled by the National Executive Council (NEC) on 1st May, 2017 following the recommendation of the Universities and Inter-University Centres Trade Group Council.

Mr. Dike Chukwuemeka, former Branch Secretary, NASY, Nnamdi Azikiwe University, Awka was Akure was expelled by the National Executive Council (NEC) on 6th November, 2019 following the recommendation of the Universities and Inter-University Centres Trade Group Council.

Mr. Joseph Adegbola, former Branch Chairman, NASU, Ekiti State University and former Member, National Executive Council (NEC) was expelled by the NEC on 6th November, 2019 following the recommendation of the Universities and Inter-University Centres Trade Group Council.

Mr. Tope Akanmu, former Branch Chairman, NASU, Ekiti State University was expelled by the National Executive Council (NEC) on 6th November, 2019 following the recommendation of the Universities and Inter-University Centres Trade Group Council.

Mr. Akosile Osanyinbi, Branch Secretary, NASU, Federal University of Technology, Akure was expelled by the National Executive Council (NEC) on 6th November, 2019 following the recommendation of the Universities and Inter-University Centres Trade Group Council.

Mr. Ajagbe Olajide, Branch Chairman, NASU, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife was expelled by the National Executive Council (NEC) on 1st May, 2017 following the recommendation of the Universities and Inter-University Centres Trade Group Council.

Mrs. Wenya R. Mumiyo, Branch Treasurer, NASU, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife was expelled by the National Executive Council (NEC) on 1st May, 2017 following the recommendation of the Universities and Inter-University Centres Trade Group Council.

Mr. I.O.A. Fadairo, former Branch Chairman, NASU, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta was expelled by the National Executive Council (NEC) on 19th February, 2011.

Mr. A. A. Ekundayo, former Branch Chairman, NASU, Federal University of Agriculture, Abeokuta was expelled by the National Executive Council (NEC) on 19th February, 2011.

Mr. J. J. Bello, former Branch Chairman, NASU, University of Ilorin was expelled by the National Executive Council (NEC) on 1st May, 2017 following the recommendation of the Universities and Inter-University Centres Trade Group Council.

The above listed expelled members who have not appealed against their expulsion, unethically embarked on their futile effort to form NANTSNU.

They were in NASU till their expulsion, some of which are as recent as 6th November, 2019. All along, while they enjoyed their full benefits in NASU, they did not consider NASU as amorphous, bad, etc. It is important to state the position some of them occupied in NASU before their expulsion as follows:

Mr. Adeniyi Akinnibi served 2 terms of 4 years each as Branch Chairman Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife. He also served 2 terms as State Chairman, NASU, Osun State Council and National Executive Council (NEC) Member of the Union for more than 8 years before becoming State Treasurer Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC), Osun State on the platform of NASU in year 2015.

Mr. Adebayo Aladerotohun served as Branch Chairman, NASU, Federal University of Technology, Akure, Ondo State from 2015 to 2019.

Mr. Joseph Adegbola served 2 terms as Branch Chairman, NASU, Federal State University and 2 terms as National Executive Council (NEC) Member of the Union.

The same arrowheads of NANTSNU previously attempted formation of a Union with the name Nigeria University Admin and Technical Staff Union (NUATSU). The National Industrial Court of Nigeria (NICN) sitting in Lagos in her judgement declared by the Hon. Justice (Dr.) I. J. Essien in suit No: NICN/LA/407/2017 declared the purported formation of NUATSU as null, void and of no effect. Meanwhile, they have gone to appeal the judgement which is pending in court.

While still in the court of Appeal, they went ahead to change the name from NUATSU to NANTSNU in an attempt to embark on another self-serving and futile journey which is an action that is dead on arrival.

At the just concluded 7th Quadrennial Delegates Conference of NASU held from Tuesday, 3rd to Thursday, 5th December, 2019 at the Sheraton Hotel and Towers, Abuja where close to 800 delegates across the country from all the branches of NASU attended, the new National leadership of NASU were dully elected to run the affairs of the Union till the next Quadrennial National Delegates Conference also passed vote of implicit confidence on the National Secretariat of NASU under the leadership of Prince Peters A. Adeyemi (JP), General Secretary.

The Conference expressed her implicit confidence in NASU as presently constituted. Between the last Quadrennial National Delegates Conference and now, there has not been any national gathering of the Union where the decision of the last Delegates Conference was reviewed to the contrary.

It is therefore important to caution all NASU members to be wary of falling victim to the antics of these elements of their journey of self-destruction.

If we are going by what a factional group of the union posted on line recently, there is no iota of truth in the story being peddled about NASU, and we are using this medium to tell the public that NASU is intact and indivisible.

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