The leadership of National Union of Rivers State Students (NURSS), Rivers State University of Science and Technology (RSUST) chapter has raised alarm over the alleged N2 million fraud by one of its ex-leaders.
The Care-Taker leaders of the union, Comrades Sunday Igbikibenebima and Sampson Amahor, told The Tide on Sunday that the ex-union leader fraudulently collected N2 million from the Special Assistant to the Governor on Students Affairs Comrade Princewill A. Dike last year.
The duo in a letter made available to The Tide on Sunday hinted that on hearing the information, the new leadership of the union and other students led a protest march to the Special Assistant to the Governor, in defence to the unions image and reputation.
They alleged that the ex-union leader whose tenure had ended approached the Special Assistant to the Governor with a programme of activities and collected the said amount.
“He lacks the locus stand: to conduct any programme or event in the name of NURSS”, they said.
This Tide n Sunday was further informed that up-till-date, the erstwhile NURSS leadership was yet to organise any programme with the huge sum as he claimed earlier.
The Union has also condemned the malicious attacks on the person of Princewill Dike by the former NURSS leader, saying that the Special Assistant’s track records as a student leader is unbeatable.
Relatively we learnt that the erstwhile NURSS leader had also collected the sum of N2.4 million from the states scholarship board and unlawfully shared it with members of his executive council.
However, they have called on the state government to keep on eye an the RSUST ex-NURSS leader in order to stop him from selling the welfare bus donated to the union by the state government.
The Care-taker Committee expressed their commitment to work with the Governor’s Special Assistant on Students Affairs, and appealed to him not to take the action of their ex-leader as yard-stick to punish the present administration of RSUST NURSS.