The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) has cancelled and withdrawn the certificate of registration of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) over the registration of some over age individuals, serving as members of Board of Trustees (BoT).
The CAC revealed in a document that the trustees, including Dickson Aheh Akoh, Oscar Davide Kalu, Shola Oladeji, and others that fall within the age bracket of 35 years and above, have been declared unqualified to keep serving as trustees.
The National Executive Council (NEC) of the organisation was recently confirmed by the High Court of Federal Capital Territory. In a judgment delivered by Justice O. A. Musa on 12th, August 2020 suit number FCT/HC/BW/CV/181/2020, announcing Amb. Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sukubo as the duly elected President of the council.
Dr. Femi Ogunlade, representating the Registrar General
A CAC letter with reference number, COM/SPM/2020/044 dated October 9, 2020, addressed to the acclaimed Chairman, Board of Trustees entitled ‘Re: Consent of the Board of Trustees to Northumbria Solicitors to File New Constitution of the National Youth Council of Nigeria With Corporate Affairs Commission,’ made it known that it has cancelled and withdrawn the registration of the association on just and equitable grounds.
According to the letter, ‘The commission also notes that the composition of the membership of Council is in default of the National Youth Policy and the constitution of the Association which prescribe maximum of 35 years to be eligible for election into any office.’
‘By the above, the following trustees who are above 35 years of age and whose names appeared on the certificate of registration of the association issued on 3rd November 2017 are ineligible to continue to serve as trustees.’
‘Consequently, the commission has cancelled and withdrawn the certificate of registration of the association on just and equitable group.’
‘You are therefore enjoined to submit the original certificate of registration.’