Rising from her emergency meeting held in Kaduna on Sunday, the Amb. Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sukubo led National Management Committee of the apex Youth body in Nigeria, the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), has reportedly expelled some of her members while a vote of confidence was passed on Amb. Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sukubo as the President of NYCN.
This development was communicated in a communique made available to the media on Tuesday.
According to the communique, the expelled persons, who were described as defiant members of the National Executive Council (NEC), purportedly violated the provisions of the NYCN 2018 Constitution of the Council, as amended. The listed names were Comrade Akoshile Mukhtar Adeola; Comrade Dotun Omoloye; Comrade Bashir Garba; Comrade Smart Uwakwe; Comrade Zaka Nehemiah; Comrade Izunna Agwuncha; Comrade Ibrahim Inuwa Dangata; Comrade Aminu Ubale Funtua; Comrade Blessing Onne Okwe; and Comrade Clinton Avwoke.
The said National Management Committee of NYCN equally declared that the award of GRAND COMMANDER OF THE NIGERIAN YOUTH (GCNY) conferred on Alhaji Yahaya Bello, the former Governor of Kogi State, is fake and invalid. According to the communique, “as it stands today, the only GRAND COMMANDER OF THE NIGERIAN YOUTH is President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Management categorically stated that the award given to the Former Governor of Kogi State, His Excellency Alhaji Yahaya Bello, by some money-loving Youth in the name of NYCN is fake and invalid. Management recalled that he had earlier been awarded the DOYEN OF NIGERIAN YOUTH, and he remains so”. The Press text read.
It would be recalled that late in the month of January this year, the group of National Executive Council Members of NYCN led by Comr. Akoshile had purportedly suspended Amb. Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sukubo as President of NYCN, leading to the recent deployment
Below is the complete text as issued to the youtHouse reporters on Tuesday;
“THE RESOLUTIONS OF THE EMERGENCY NATIONAL MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE MEETING HELD IN KADUNA STATE ON THE 4TH OF FEBRUARY, 2024.
1.) “The National Management Committee Passed a vote of confidence on the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency Bola Ahmed Tinubu; the Governor of Kaduna State, His Excellency Sen. Uba Sani; Hon. Minister of Youth Development, Dr. Jamila Bio Ibrahim; Minister of State for Youth Development, Hon. Ayodele Olawande; and SSA to President Tinubu on Youth Initiatives, Monitoring, and Delivery, Hon. Titilope Gbadamosi.
2.) “Management also passed a vote of implicit confidence on the current leadership of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) led by Amb. Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sukubo as the President and the following members of the National Executive Council (NEC):
Amb. Innocent Nduanya
Comrade Kabiru Yusuf
Comrade Amosu Kazeem Oluwatomi
Comrade Otunba Eniola Tope
Comrade Innocent Ajayi
Comrade Bishop Douglas
Comrade Abubakar Suleiman Esq
Comrade Rikki Chinedu Nwajiofor
Comrade Nnamdi Ezemagu
Comrade Jimoh-Giwa Ayyub Akinola
Comrade Abdulrahman Olawale
Comrade Ghazali Ungogo
Comrade Olugbode Damola
Comrade Ukoh Michael
Comrade Irene Elon Mokwa.
3.) “Management adopted the Change of leadership of the NYCN Chairmen’s forum as currently led by Comrade Abdulsalam Quadri Olusegun, the Chairman of NYCN Oyo State Chapter, and sued the support of the State Chairmen towards the actualization of the visions of the current NEC led by Amb. Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sukubo.
4.) “Management unanimously passed a vote of no confidence on the following members of the National Executive Council (NEC), having violated the provisions of the NYCN 2018 Constitution, as amended, especially Article 21:
Comrade Akoshile Mukhtar Adeola
Comrade Dotun Omoloye
Comrade Bashir Garba
Comrade Smart Uwakwe
Comrade Zaka Nehemiah
Comrade Izunna Agwuncha
Comrade Ibrahim Inuwa Dangata
Comrade Aminu Ubale Funtua
Comrade Blessing Onne Okwe
Comrade Clinton Avwoke.
Having passed a vote of no confidence on the above mentioned NEC members, the National Management Committee thereafter expelled them from the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) in accordance with the provisions of the NYCN 2018 constitution, as amended.
5.) “Management approved the reports, having been ratified by the NEC, from the various Committees set up by the NEC to sort out lingering issues in the following states:
Katsina State – headed by Comrade Kabiru Yusuf, the Vice President North West.
Delta State – headed by Comrade Nnamdi Ezemagu, the National Treasurer.
Anambra and Ebonyi States – headed by Comrade Abubakar Suleiman Esq, the Secretary General.
Kogi State – overseen by the President of NYCN, who invited all the parties for hearing.
“The reports ratified by the NEC and approved by the National Management Committee are:
From the committee headed by the NYCN Vice President North West, Comrade Kabiru Yusuf – the elected Chairman of Katsina State Chapter of NYCN is not guilty as labelled and thus remains in office until the expiration of his tenure.
“From the Committee headed by the National Treasurer, Comrade Nnamdi Ezemagu – the Secretary of Delta State Chapter of NYCN is to remain in office as the Delta State Secretary but he is to tender a written apology to the Chairman of NYCN Delta State Chapter.
“From the Committee headed by the Secretary General, Comrade Abubakar Suleiman Esq, on Ebonyi Chapter issue – the NEC decided that (a) An official letter should be written to the Governor of Ebonyi State to caution his Commissioner for Youth to desist from interfering with the affairs of NYCN. (b) That Comrade Emeji Godwin remains the Chairman of NYCN Ebonyi State Chapter and should, as a matter of urgency, conduct the Local Government elective Congresses so as to make NYCN visible at the grassroots in Ebonyi State. (c)That no State elective congress should hold in Ebonyi State until all the disputing parties are on the same page and the matter withdrawn from the court.
“On Anambra State – the NEC decided that the three members of Anambra NYCN State Executive Council suspended by Anambra State Chairman should resume duties as elected Excos in the state, with immediate effect. However, they are to tender public apologies to the Deputy President of NYCN for the insult hauled on him via social media platforms. The Chairman of Anambra State Chapter of NYCN is to write a letter of apology to the NEC for the insult hauled on the committee set by the NEC to investigate the Anambra State issues. The apology should be tendered within 7 days.
6.) “Management approved the appointment of Comrade Damola Olugbode to start interfacing with the Media, on behalf of the NYCN, in this time of crisis pending when there is a bye-election to replace the expelled deviant NEC members.
7.) “Management reiterated the fact that the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), at any level, is constitutionally apolitical and non-partisan. Management stated clearly that no fund was given to the NYCN during the last general elections, by any political party, as NYCN remains non-partisan and apolitical. Suffice it to say that, there was no such amount of #369,000,000 (three hundred and sixty nine million naira) given to the President of NYCN for the National Youth Council of Nigeria, during the last general elections.
8.) “Management approved the annual Thanksgiving of NYCN scheduled to hold in Port Harcourt on the 11th of February, 2024. The Management also approved the constitution and the inauguration of the Judicial Council, being the legal Advisers from the State Chapters. On the Advisory Council, Management approved the appointment of five members from each Zone. However, in line with the provisions of the 2018 NYCN constitution, as amended, each Zone is to nominate only 3 members pending the review of the 2018 NYCN constitution.
“The members of the Judicial and Advisory Councils are to be inaugurated on the 12th of February, 2024, in Port Harcourt, Rivers State.
9.) “Management referred the creation of the Media Team of NYCN, to be headed by the National Deputy Secretary General, to the National Executive Council (NEC) to handle and constitute for immediate operations.
10.) “Management ratified the constitution of a Care-Taker Committee in Benue State, headed by Comrade Okwori Onaji.
11.) “Management affirmed the following State Chairmen as the authentic Chairmen of NYCN in their various states. They are:
- Comrade Okorie Kenneth – Delta State Chairman
- Comrade Moses Agwinede Joseph – Edo State Chairman
- Comrade Nwisabari Bani Samuel – Rivers State Chairman
- Comrade Dan Obo Jnr – Cross River State Chairman
- Comrade Kokoriko Ebikibina Raphael – Bayelsa State chairman
- Comrade Udeme Ubom Robert – Akwa-Ibom State Chairman
- Comrade Prince Gara Soyonga Nongha – Taraba NYCN Chairman
- Comrade Halilu Isa – Adamawa NYCN Chairman
- Comrade Alamin Ibrahim Mohammad – Gombe NYCN Chaiman
- Comrade Kaka Lawan Bundi – Borno NYCN Chairman
- Comrade Abdullahi Bukar Zanna – Yobe NYCN Chairman
- Comrade Emeji Godwin Sunday – Ebonyi NYCN Chairman
- Comrade Engr. Smith Sylvanus – Abia NYCN Chairman
- Comrade Barr. Udoka Ezinwanne Chimuanya – Imo NYCN Chairman
- Comrade Bartholomew Ebuka Okoh – Enugu NYCN Chairman
- Comrade Suv. Emeka Obi – Anambra NYCN Chairman
- Comrade Sulaimon Lekan Biliamin – Lagos NYCN Chairman
- Comrade Abdulsalam Quadri Olusegun – Oyo NYCN Chairman
- Comrade Ogunmolawa Matthew Adewale – Ondo NYCN Chairman
- Comrade Oyeniyi Mojeed Oladimeji – Osun NYCN Chairman
- Comrade Akolawole Shoremi – Ogun NYCN Chairman
- Comrade Famuyibo Oluwasegun – Ekiti NYCN Chairman
- Comrade Ango Abdullahi Suleiman – FCT NYCN Chairman
- Comrade Anne Suwa – Plateau NYCN Chairman
- Comrade Abdullahi Muh’d Ishaq – Niger NYCN Chairman
- Comrade Alli Nasiru Yusuf – Kwara NYCN Chairman
- Comrade Usman Ogohi Samuel – Kogi NYCN Chairman
- Comrade Okwori Onaji – Benue NYCN Chairman
- Comrade Bagudu Nathaniel Sheyin – Kaduna NYCN Chairman
- Comrade Awallu Inusa Muhammad – Kano NYCN Chairman
- Comrade Zanna Kaura – Zamfara NYCN Chairman
- Comrade Aliyu Yahaya – Jigawa NYCN Chairman
- Comrade Shamdudeen Shamo – Katsina NYCN Chairman
12.) “Management accepted to maintain the status quo on the issue of reconstitution of the members of the Board of Trustees of NYCN, since the matter is presently in the Appeal Court as appealed by Amb. Dickson Akoh, so that it does not become prejudice. Thus, there will be no further reconstitution of the members of the Board until the last judgement from the court or withdrawal of the matter from the court. Hence, the National Management Committee stands with the CAC Certificate of 2020 as currently constituted and the 2022 Federal High Court judgement of affirmation of the certificate as constituted.
13.) “The National Management Committee reaffirmed that the Award of the GRAND COMMANDER OF THE NIGERIAN YOUTH (GCNY) is constitutionally solely reserved for the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria. As it stands today, the only GRAND COMMANDER OF THE NIGERIAN YOUTH is President Bola Ahmed Tinubu. Management categorically stated that the award given to the Former Governor of Kogi State, His Excellency Alhaji Yahaya Bello, by some money-loving Youth in the name of NYCN is fake and invalid. That the Management recalled that he had earlier been awarded the DOYEN OF NIGERIAN YOUTH, and he remains so.
14.) “The Management hereby reaffirms the constitutional tenure of office of the present National Executive Council (NEC), as led by Amb. Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sukubo, in line with the provisions of the NYCN 2018 constitution as amended, to be a FOUR YEAR TENURE to terminate in September 2025.
15.) “The Management approved the request of the NYCN President, Amb. Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sukubo, to seek legal redress on defamation of character and other related matters against the aforementioned expelled NEC members.”