The National Association of Seadogs, NAS, has denied the speculations that the association is a cult group.
It insisted that its focus is on advocacy for the rights of the less privileged in the society and has no link with Cultism or cult related activities.
The Akwa Ibom State Capoon Sancta Riviera Deck of NAS, Hon. Anthony Akan who stated this on weekend in Uyo, during the NAS Annual Feast of Barracuda, FoB stated that the association was well registered with the Federal Government through the federal Ministry of Internal Affairs.
Akan said the association was made of men of high discipline, noting that the requisite requirement for membership into the organization was the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) certificate.
According to him, “The National Association of Seadogs is not a cult group, but, a well-registered organization with the Federal Government through the Federal Ministry of Internal Affairs.
“NAS is an international charitable and humanitarian organization comprising of like-minded, intellectual, stimulated and disciplined men, who are committed to fighting the ills of the society.
“Such societal ills comprise of corruption, nepotism, and embezzlement of government funds.
“It should be noted that the organization does not operate in schools having pulled out of the Universities in 1984 and the requisite requirements for membership are the NYSC certificate.”
Meanwhile, the NAS Capoon (National President), Abiola Owoaje has commended the members for their unrelenting faith in the association.
The NAS Capoon represented by Area Mate 4 of NAS, Herbert Nwaka, explained that the association aimed to touch lives and make life meaningful for people in the society.
Owoaje further assured that the organization will continue to assemble resources to help in the advancement of society.
He, however, said that the feast was symbolic as it allows interacting with members and non-members to educate them on national and social issues.