President of the Students’ Union Government, Yobe State University, Damaturu, Yahuza Rabi’u Garba, has been suspended.
The notice of his suspension was contained in a statement signed by the union’s Secretary General, Suleiman Sa’adu, and made available to CAMPUS GIST.
According to the statement, the President was suspended over alleged “mismanagement of funds” and “gross misconduct” in performance of his duties as President.
CAMPUS GIST gathered that a three-man committee was set up to look into the allegation. A resolution was reached and the committee’s report was thereafter adopted by a 2/3 majority of the house.
Issues bothering on his suspension include:
(1) That the SUG President was suspected to have collected some amount of money from the State’s House of Assembly in the name of the union without notifying the union members;
(2) That the SUG President has spent some amount of money from the N20,000 given to the committee that accompanied one Abu Ammar to Niger state for his inauguration;
(3) That the SUG President is suspected of being a womanizer;
(4) That the SUG President had requested for money using the name of the union without notifying the union members;
(5) That the SUG President collected money from a beggar/handicap;
(6) That the SUG President had embezzled some money meant for members of his cabinet;
(7) That the SUG President had traveled in the name of the union without consulting/notifying other union members.
“Sequel to the above [allegations], the SUG President is hereby suspended indefinitely”, the statement added.
CAMPUS GIST learnt on Thursday that a three-man committee has been set-up to investigate the allegations proper. The committee is made up of members of the Students’ Union body.
“The SUG President might be impeached, if found culpable”, a source disclosed.
Efforts to obtain comment from the SUG President proved abortive, as his phone lines were either switched off or unreachable. Messages sent to him on WhatsApp are yet to be responded to, as at the time of filing this report.
However, when contacted for comment, the union’s Secretary General, Suleiman Sa’adu, maintained his stance on the issue.
He said: “Indeed, it is true that the Students’ Union President has been suspended. He was suspended over the allegations you had read on the notification.
“The resolution to suspend the President was reached after the signatures of thirteen members of the executive were collated”.