The Director, Media and Communication Office of the Treasurer, National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), Zone B, Oghenetejiri Ovwigho-Ugbede, has tendered his resignation.
Global Times reports that Ovwigho-Ugbede, also known as OTICS, was appointed on 7th February, 2020. He exited office on Friday 25th April 2020, the date on his resignation letter.
Ovwigho-Ugbede explained that his decision to exit office is born out of personal desire to stay true to personal principles and convictions especially with a view to maintaining both a good name and a clean record both now and in times to come.
“With great appreciation for my appointment as Director of Media and Communication received in the letter dated 7th February, 2020 which also appointed 12 other individuals, and having acted in that capacity since the emergence of the AMB. Etinyene F. Offongekpe led Zone B executives in 2019, I write to notify you of my wish to resign my appointment forthwith.
“My decision to resign this office is born out of my personal desire to stay true to personal principles and convictions especially with a view to maintaining both a good name and a clean record both now and in times to come.
“Many thanks for the privilege to serve Nigerian students through your office,” he wrote.
The NANS Treasurer could not be reached for comments.
Ovwigho-Ugbede served as a media aide to the former Assistant Secretary-General of NANS, Joseph Eleonoteh, who was elected from the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma.
He was again picked by Payeke of the University of Benin, the Zone ‘B’ Treasurer to serve in that same capacity. He is said to be the first person to join the UNIBEN NANS before appointments became official.
Rumours have it that OTICS and Payeke have had several differences in opinion especially in the wake of a factional zone ‘B’ structure. Global Times could not immediately confirm this.
The resignation may affect the Treasurer’s office as the Director of Communications has been described as a cerebral part of the administration.
Global Times reports that OTICS is a former speaker of the School of Basic Medical Sciences, University of Benin (UNIBEN).