The Corporate Affairs Commission (CAC) has withdrawn the certificate of registration of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) over registration of some over age individuals as members Board of Trustees (BoT).
CAC in a document obtained by our reporter, Sunday noted that the trustees, Dickson Aheh Akoh, Oscar Davide Kalu, Shola Oladeji and others are above 35 years of age and ineligible to serve as trustees.
The National Executive Council (NEC) leadership was recently confirmed by a High Court of Federal Capital Territory, in a judgment delivered by Justice O. A. Musa on 12th August, 2020 via suit number FCT/HC/BW/CV/181/2020, declaring Amb. Sukubo Sara-Igbe Sukubo as the duly elected President of the National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN).
CAC in a letter with reference number COM/SPM/2020/044 dated 9th October, 2020 signed by Dr Femi Ogunlade for the Registrar General, addressed to the acclaimed chairman, Board of Trustees titled “Re: Consent of the Board of Trustees to NORTHUMRIA Solicitors to File New Constitution of the National Youth Council of Nigeria with Corporate Affairs Commission,” revealed that it has cancelled and withdrawn the registration of the association on just and equitable ground.
The letter partly read: “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.”