Please read Full Text of the Communiqué issued at the end of NAPS CONVENTION tagged ‘Lokoja 2015’. NATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF POLYTECHNIC STUDENTS (NAPS)

PRE-AMBLE
At the National Convention of the National Association
of Polytechnic Students (NAPS), with the national
Leadership, Presidents of Students’ Union Governments
(SUGs), Stakeholders and Comrades of Polytechnics,
Monotechics and other allied institutions across the 36
States and Federal Capital Territory of Nigeria, held on
the 7th – 9th day of August 2015 at Lokoja, Kogi State.
On August 9th, 2015 a united leadership was elected to
pilot the affairs of the organization for the 2015–2016
NAPS’ Calendar Year.
ACCREDITATION AND ATTENDANCE
The accreditation process started upon arrival of
various institutions Invited. A total of 112 tertiary
institutions from various Polytechnics, Colleges of
Technology, Colleges of Education and Monotechnics
were properly accredited for the election. The
convention was widely and massively attended by the
leadership of Students’ Union Governments from
across the country, the outgoing Executive, the
National Stakeholders and the NANS President,
Comrade Tijjani Usman Shehu were all in attendance.
STATE OF THE NATION
Based on the zeal to uphold the tenet of good
educational system, benevolent governance and quest
to look for lasting solutions to the myriad of quagmires
that bothers on the entire Nigerian Polytechnic
Students and Nigerian citizenry at large. It was
unanimously resolve that:
1. The National leadership, having considered and
assessed all the development in Nigeria and it
governance, we unequivocally pass an implicit vote of
confidence on the President and Commander-in-Chief
of the Armed Forces of the Federal Republic of Nigeria,
his Excellency, Muhammadu Buhari, GCFR.
2. NAPS supports the incumbent leadership of the
federation on its fight against corruption and the
political will to ensure that perpetrators of these illegal
acts are punished and their names published in the
national dailies for Nigerians to see and know, to serve
as deterrent to others. However, in the spirit of fairness
and justice, this crusade must observe recourse of their
fundamental human rights.
3. We support the Government in all ramifications, on
the fight against insecurity within the jurisdiction of the
Nigerian territory. In addendum, the security apparatus
should continue to defend the defenseless Nigerian
Populace, especially the students and we hereby call
on insurgents and militants to unconditionally
surrender their arms and pledge their unadulterated
allegiance to the Federal Government of Nigeria.
4. We call for a state of emergency to be declared on
the educational sector and that the Federal
Government should ensure strict compliance to the
recommendation and increase of the 26% of annual
budget allocation to education by UNESCO.
5. The Congress as a matter of urgency mandated the
leadership of NAPS to write to the Permanent Secretary
of the Ministry of Education to direct TET-FUND and
NBTE to continue with the funding of Monotechnic
institutions across the nation.
6. It was unanimously resolved that the federal
Government should constitute a committee consisting
of Students’ membership to investigate and
recommend resolution on the incessant and prolong
politically-staged managed industrial strike-action
consistently experienced by the Nigerian polytechnics
and that all Defaulters should be brought to book.
7. NAPS call on JAMB to stop her collection of
regularization fee, reverse her re-distribution of
students’ policy without further delay. Again, we call
on all Rectors and Provosts not to charge exorbitantly
or exploit the admission seekers all in the name of
Post-UTME modality. A pitfall that will enormously
retrogress educational development in Nigeria.
8. The NAPS frowns at the lack-lustre performance of
National Health Insurance Scheme (NHIS) in our
campuses and as a matter of necessity to check-mate
this. A Task force Committee will be set-up to monitor
the activities and efficiency of these Service Providers
on campuses
9. A 15-Man Need Assessment Committee to be
constituted to look into educational and infrastructural
development on our campuses. The President of NAPS
is to serve as the Chairman of this Committee.
10. A clarion call on the Federal Government to pay
more attention to the re-building of all institutions in
North East. This should be budgeted from the donation
and borrowed fund targeted to rebuild North Eastern
Nigeria.
11. We call on the Federal and State Governments to
expedite actions in appointing Students’ Leaders as
Senior Special Adviser (SSA), Special Assistant (SA) on
youth and student matters and in other areas of
appointment and employment, as they are the most
informed minds in the ways and modalities of students
and youths.
12. NAPS sympathizes with students on the undue
suffering they have been made to face as a result of
strike-actions embarked by academic union of
lecturers in some school within the confines of the
Zone, as we demand for an immediate resolution to the
prolonged industrial strike-action and the re-opening
of the concerned schools.
STATE OF THE CAMPUSES
1. All proscribed Students’ Unions in the Zone should
be re-democratized instead of being led by Caretaker
Committee and all Students’ Union leaders expelled/
suspended on the basis of unionism are to be re-
instated with immediate effect. As punishment is meted
to correct and not to destroy.
2. A vote of confidence is pass on the Rector of Federal
Polytechnic Nasarawa, Dr. Shettima Abdulkadir Saidu
for mandating the students affairs division to re-
constitute the Students’ Union Government (SUG) of
the school, years after suspension and for other
developmental progress in the polytechnic. We equally
advice others institutions’ management to take a leaf
from this and do what is right.
3. The newly elected leadership is expressly mandated
by the congress to champion and effectuate the return
of democratic students’ unionism in Yaba College of
Technology, Lagos. A frontline technical educational
institution in Nigeria, amongst others with similar
cases within three months. Hence NAPS call on the
YABATECH Management to speed up the process for
Students’ Union in the institution in order to avert
clash with our organization.
4. We unequivocally, call on the entire Students’
Leaders across country to give priority to students’
welfare and to report any form of stampede or
intimidation from any quarter in the Zone.
5. We equally want to use this medium to congratulate
the newly appointed Rector of Federal Polytechnic Bida,
Niger State; DR A. A. Dzukogi. We pray that God will
grant to you the grace to be able to withstand the
challenges associated with delivering good leadership
to the Nigerian Students.
6. The National Leadership frowns against the unholy
interference in union affairs and Students’ Union
finances by Managements of institutions with a
warning to stubborn Rectors and Provosts to desist
from such acts, as it may incur the wrath of Nigerian
Polytechnic Students.
7. The Congress is sadden with the depreciating and
dilapidated state of infrastructures, superstructures/
laboratories in our tertiary institutions and thus
demands immediate intervention from the Federal
Government.
Finally, we call on all Comrades to remain vigilant,
resolute, discipline focus and committed to the ideals
of our noble organization; NAPS.
ELECTION PROCEDURE AND RESULT
The electioneering modalities and processes were
judiciously and adequately observed as enshrined in
the constitution of the National Association of
Polytechnic Students (NAPS). Elections were conducted
into the offices in the National Executive Council and
the Senate Arm of the organization under the
Convention Leadership of Comrade Abdulsalam Moh’d
Kazeem, an affiliate Member of Kaduna Polytechnic,
Kaduna.
The under listed candidates successfully, emerged
winners at the conclusion of the convention:
Names of the newly elected Executive of NAPS
1. President- Adeyeye Olugbenga (Federal Polytechnic
Bida, Niger State).
2. Secretary- Mohammed Tijjani (Federal Polytechnic
Bida, Niger State).
3. Vice President National Affair- Seriki Ibraheem
(Federal Polytechnic Offa, Kwara State).
4. Vice President External Affairs – Ijadunoye
Olasunkanmi (Gateway Polytechnic, Ogun State).
5. Vice President Special Duties – Omoniyi Freedom
(Delta State Poly. Otefe-Oghara).
6. Senate President- Jeremiah Friday (Petroleum
Training Institute, Effurum, Delta State).
7. Assistant Secretary General- Olalere Benedict
(Federal Cooperative College, Eleyele, Oyo State).
8. Deputy Senate President- Abdulmojeed Oyeniyi
(Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna).
9. Director of Travel and Exchange- Uka Samuel
Amaechi (Federal Polytechnic, Unwana, Ebonyi).
10. Public Relation Officer- Olugbede Hammed Damola
(Kwara State Polytechnic, Ilorin).
11. Director of Sport- Quadri Bamidele (Lagos State
Polytechnic, Ikorodu, Lagos).
12. Treasurer- Saidu Memuna (College of Education,
Zuba, Abuja).
13. Financial Secretary- Abubakar Nuhu (Federal
Polytechnic Ado-Ekiti, Ekiti State).
14. National Provost- Olayiwola Abubakar Abiodun
(Federal Polytechnic Ede, Osun State).
15. Ex-officio 1- Angina Chidiebube Noble (Imo State
Poly, Imo).
16. Ex-officio 2- Abdul Samad Ali (Kogi State
polytechnic, Lokoja).
17. National Organizing Secretary- Danjuma Itodo (The
Federal Polytechnic Nasarawa, Nasarawa State).
Zonal Vice President(s)
1. South West- Comrade Olaogun Yusuf ( Yaba College
of Technology, Lagos state)
2. South South- Comrade Ekanem Ekanem (Uyo City
Polytechnic, Aka-Ibom State).
3. South East- Comrade Julius Williams (IMT Enugu,
Enugu State)
4. North West – Comrade Olasunkanmi Hammed
(Federal Polytechnic Kaura Namoda, Zamfara state).
5. North Central- Comrade Emiri Sophia (Federal
College of Forestry, Jos, Plateau State).
6. North East- Comrade Jubril Dauda (Federal
Polytechnic Mubi, Adamawa State).
Directorate
1. Director of Action and Mobilization- Comrade Okele
Sulaiman (Federal Polytechnic. Auchi, Edo State).
2. Director of Special Duties- Comrade Orimolade Roti I
(Rufus Giwa Polytechnic, Ondo State).
3. Director of Programme, Planning and Strategy- (The
Polytechnic Ibadan, Oyo state.
APPRECIATION
The Convention Planning Committee (CPC) wishes to
commend the resilient cooperation, love and
commitment of all Nigerian Students in making this
convention a success. Our appreciation will not be
complete without mentioning the likes of Comrade
Tijjani Usman Shehu; the Capacity President of NANS,
the friendly and energetic National Stakeholders of
NANS and NAPS present, the dodged Zonal
Coordinators of NANS Zone B, C & D and all Senators
of NAPS.
Finally we commend the effort of the security agencies
like the SSS and the Nigeria Police for making the
convention a success and peaceful, we say a big
thank you.
Aluta continua, Victoria Ascerta!
Long live National Association of Nigerian Polytechnic
Students (NAPS)!!
Long live Federal Republic of Nigeria!!!
Communiqué Drafting Committee
Comr. Dele Jacksolomon Mejabi- Chairman
Kaduna Polytechnic, Kaduna-Nigeria.
(Affiliated School).
Comr. Mohammed Eneji Abdulahamid- Secretary
Federal Polytechnic Bida, Bida, Niger State.
(Affiliated School).
Signed:
Comr. Fawale Oluwole Jacob
(Member, Convention Planning Committee, CPC).
CC.
The Federal Government
The Federal Ministry of Education
All Security Agencies
All Rectors
All Provosts
The Media (Print and Electronic).

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