NATIONAL STUDENTS ASSOCIATION OF CRIMINOLOGY AND SECURITY STUDIES (NASACSS)
The Association is a non-profit educational organization, an umbrella body of Nigerian students of criminology and Security Studies and other related disciplines in all higher institutions of learning in Nigeria and in other countries. NASACSS membership pursuit is scholastic, scientific, metaphysical, cultural/traditional and professional knowledge concerning the measurement, etiology, consequences, prevention, control and treatment of crime and delinquency internationally by providing networking opportunities through which members could exchange ideas, knowledge, methods, advice, education and working assignment using scientific/cultural and traditional techniques to promote the welfare of all members of the association on the principle of equality, fairness, justice, peace , security and good governance and for consolidating the unity of our members and Nigeria at large.
The Association was formed as the origin or embryo of the entire ideology that advocated and canvassed for professionalism in the field of Criminology and Security Studies and related disciplines. Williams Ekposon convened the inaugural meeting held on 16th July, 2012 at La-mems hotel, 40 Nkemba Street, Uyo, Akwa Ibom State which was attended by the Intelligentsia Seven (7) who signed the scroll and adopted the nomenclature at 19:40 hours (7:40 pm) and placed it on Cosmic Intelligence Cell and named the mother command ‘Intelligence Command,’ anchored her modus operandi on the criminal justice system and military. On 24th September, 2012, a proterm executive of six members were selected and formed to pilot the affairs of the Association.
During the joint meeting the student body formally known and addressed as National Association Of Criminology and Security Students (NACSS) was unanimously branded with the new nomenclature National Students Association of Criminology and Security Studies (NASACSS) as suggested by one of our mentors, Dr. Akinbulumo, a lecturer from Adekunle Ajasin University Akungba Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State to give the student body a uniform National identity.
National Executive council members were also voted to serve in the student body for a calendar year after brief constructive orientated arguments by the representatives of each institution. National secretariat was given to Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA), Ondo State. Subsequently, the NASACSS Executive Council was dissolved and stand down on the ground of incapacitation during the annual general congress(AGC) at the 2nd National Conference by 2/3 simple majority of students. The Students (NASACSS) also conducted their election into the National Executive Council (NEC) of National Students Association of Criminology and Security Studies (NASACSS) during the joint 4th National Central Working council meeting held on 18th May, 2019 and the members of the National Executive Council are to serve for 12 calendar months.
The National Secretariat for the Student body was zoned to Bayero University, Kano (BUK), Kano State, for 12 calendar months as seat of power where the National Captain/President, Secretary General and Director of Finance were elected. The following members were also elected and inaugurated to serve the Student body for a calendar year after brief constructive orientated arguments by the representatives of each institution:
Cops. Abubakar Ali Farida (BUK) National Captain /President
Cops. Moses Chibuke Joseph (NOUN, Abuja) Vice president, National Affairs
Joshua Koar Akanyi (BUK) General Secretary/Scribe I
AL-mustafa Suleiman (BUK) Director of Finance
Celestine Clement Dalorka (University of Jos), Director of Signal/ Public Relation Officer (PRO)
Ademuyiwa Opeyemi Moses (AAUA), Director of Welfare I/Arsenal I
The Association hosts monthly meetings and annual conferences on technical or general crime/security related topics, publishes a newsletter and sponsor quiz competition, other activities such as crime victim’s awareness campaign, tour, pageantry and awards.
The Association is the beam of hope for this generation and is established to advance professionalism and become a leader in advocating the ideas required to make our Criminal Justice System democratic to unlock the dominant potential of our intelligence based profession. Nigerian criminologists and persons interested in criminological matters should be motivated to do research on Nigerian criminology and security studies. We should also encourage our brothers and sisters, including members of other criminological bodies outside the shores of this country to share their experiences and exchange information with us to forge professional linkages in the field.