The National Association of Akwa Ibom State Students (NAAKISS) Worldwide has disowned what they described as illegal group currently parading themselves as an arm of the association.
Speaking with Journalists in Uyo recently, the newly elected president of the body, Comrade Aniefiok Edet said it was surprising for the students body to receive a report that unknown and illegal group who called themselves chapter presidents protested to the Ministry of Education over his election.
Comrade Edet who was assisted by the Speaker of NAAKISS Worldwide Parliament, Hon. Aniedi Michael; NAAKISS Chief Judge, Hon. John Walter; NAAKISS Worldwide General Secretary, Comrade Edoho Aniefiok Umana said the executive of NAAKISS Worldwide emerged through a dully conducted election on January 11, 2016 by an election committee headed by Comrade Ifiok Ikpeme set up since 2014 to study the problem of NAAKISS and conduct election that would be acceptable by all students of Akwa Ibom state origin.
Speaking, the President described as worrisome why some people decided to be students forever, some of whom have completed their studies ten years ago and advised and called on the State Ministry of Education to disperse such illegal and aged students from the system. He expressed pity on those who are still members of the Association for allowing themselves to be used by non-members by giving them platform to pursue their conventional politics using the name of the association, “how can you call your self-student when you graduated some years ago with low grade on graduation and did your NYSC”? he queried.
He maintained that anyone with conventional political office intention should not use the name of students’ association as a platform and expressed sadness for such illegal group who supposed to be advisers to students having completed their studies and graduated some years ago but still reduced themselves to be called students.
The current Worldwide President of NAAKISS, a 300 level student, Department of Business Management, University of Uyo, while calling on the State Ministry of Education, other government relevant bodies, security operatives to be careful on those who parade themselves as students, deal decisively on culprits, advised students of Akwa Ibom State to have faith in him and his administration as he is poised to lead aright and with the fear of God.