By; MOHAMMED MUNIRAT NASIR, Gusau
The Zamfara State Scholarship Board has said that it set up committee to investigate the recent convention of National Union Of Zamfara State Students (NUZAMSS) to avert crises and save the union from disintegrating.
A statement by the scholarship board’s Director Students Affairs, Alhaji Tukur Aliyu Ruwan Doruwa said the committee was set up to investigate grievances and find lasting solution to the crises.
“Even though the board has not receive any formal communication on any court injunction or the petition and subsequent ruling by the NUZAMSS judicial council and having earlier held meetings with both parties, including on the last working day, the board therefore directed all parties to maintain the status quo, pending the confirmation of the court action and resolution of the matter in order to avoid taking steps that may undermine or preempt the court,” he said.
Ruwan Doruwa added the board took the decision after receiving series of petitions and counter petitions, and several calls urging the board to intervene to restore order, unity and forestall a leadership vacuum in the association from well meaning individuals and concerned partner organisations.
“The board has also acknowledged special roles played in dousing tension by partner organizations, such as the Commissioner of Education, Police ,SSS, and provost ZACAS among others who played important roles to ensure that the election is hitch free, without undermining of the Directorate of students matters,” he said.
The director warned all individuals and groups who have taken upon themselves the unholy responsibility of sowing discord in the apex students body to desist with immediate effect.
“The office of the Honorable Special Adviser cannot be regarded as an onlooker or passive participant in the affairs of students and particularly students unions in Zamfara state which is one of our primary responsibilities however, the board has never found it necessary or appropriate to lord it over the students in order to give them free hand to learn the ropes of leadership under close supervision,” he said.