The National Association of University Students (NAUS) has constituted a new leadership for its Campus Monitoring Committee (CMC) in Edo State, South South zone.
A statement made available to journalists on Tuesday said the new leaders were appointed March 10, and in line with provisions of the NAUS Constitution as contained in Articles 37, 25 (G) (i) and (ii).
The statement was jointly signed by Comrade Okonta Blessing Chinedu, Vice-President of the body in South-South; and Miss. Lydia Okojie, National Director of Sports and Social Duties, who doubles as NAUS officer in Edo state.
“NAUS is the highest decision making body of all students studying in Nigeria’s higher institutions of learning, from the university cadre. The CMC oversees the day-to-day running of the affairs of the association at the states level.
“Members of the Edo CMC are drawn from NAUS participatory schools in Edo state, namely; the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma; and the University of Benin, Benin City. The National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN), Benin study centre is unavailable at this time.”
The group listed the new CMC officers as Comrade Aluede Joshua, Chairman (Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma); Comrade Joshua Imomodu, Deputy-Chairman (University of Benin, Ugbowo campus); Comrade Edoja Praise Oghenetekevwe, Secretary-General, (Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma); and Comrade Orise Aruoriwo Endurance, Deputy Secretary-General (University of Benin, Ugbowo campus).
Others are Miss Juliana Martin Akpaette, Publicity Secretary (University of Benin, Ekehuan campus); Comrade Idemudia Monday Nosa, Treasurer (University of Benin, Ekehuan campus); Miss Blessing Iruo-Oghene Nelson, Director of Gender and Campus Affairs (University of Benin, Ugbowo campus); and Miss Felix Queensly Odufa, Director of Sport and Social Duties (Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma).
“By this official declaration, any student or whoever that parades him or herself as a CMC officer in Edo state apart from the above named persons shall be arrested and prosecuted.
“For the avoidance of doubt, a list of the newly appointed CMC officers have been forwarded to management of the respective institutions and security agencies in the state,” the statement added.
President of the Senate, Senator Ibrahim Mohammed Lawal, who approved the new list of the CMC officers as required by law, called on the new leaders to defend students interest at all time.
“We urge you all to defend the legitimate interest — Social Security, National Reconstruction and General Well-being — of University Students in Edo State and Nigeria at large,” the Senate President added.
On his part, Comrade David Iweze, outgoing CMC Chairman who is from the University of Benin, said the new student leaders were appointed based on the association’s zoning formula as prescribed by the Constitution.
According to him, since the Chairman and Secretary-General in the last dispensation were from the University of Benin, the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma was next in line to produce the two top-positions this time.