The National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS), Nasarawa State, has suspended its Karu Local Government Chapter’s chairman, Mr Abraham Agada, and secretary, Mallam Illiyasu Salisu, for alleged acts of misconduct.
The state president of the association, Mrs Charity Docas Manzuche, who made this known during an emergency congress held at the local government, said Agada would serve four months suspension for abuse of office as well as sabotaging NAPPS by writing a petition against the state executive and reporting the association to the state Ministry of Education.
The letter of suspension of the duo, was read by the NAPPS assistant general secretary, Nasarawa State, Mr Harrison Eze, before the congress adoption.
The letter stressed that Agada was unable to remit the state dues for three consecutive years, while other offences were non-compliance to the decision of state executive of NAPPS, and expanded executive meetings, where he and his secretary are members, insubordination to the state, and gross abuse of power, as well as inciting and introducing ‘thuggery’ into the association.
The state president narrated that the suspended chairman has being called severally to order by the state executive of the association and stakeholders for corrections but all fell on deaf ears.
She disclosed that on December 6, 2016, Agada and his secretary petitioned the state executive of NAPPS to Ministry of Education Nasarawa State, adding that the duo wrote another letter and suspended state officials from his chapter of which the constitution does not guarantee him such powers.
Commenting on the suspension, the National Vice President of NAPPS, North Central zone, Mr Joseph Nwoke, stressed that in leadership there is hierarchy and such status must be maintained. He disclosed that the petitions were carefully read by him and without doubt the suspended chairman breached the constitution of the association, hence the need for the sanction.
The suspended chairman is to handover to his deputy, Mrs Bassay Mary, for four months pending the outcome of the eight-man committee set up to investigate their actions.