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SSANU seeks extension of anti-corruption fight to varsities


Samson Chijioke Ugwoke

Samson Chijioke Ugwoke

The Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) has urged the Federal Government to extend its anti-corruption crusade to the activities of Pro-Chancellors and Vice-Chancellors of universities across the country.

The association alleged that there is unbridled corruption in the university system that should be investigated by the anti-corruption agencies.

The National President of SSANU, Samson Chijioke Ugwoke, who stated this during the association’s National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, held at Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, Edo State, also urged the Federal Government to embark on training and re-training programmes for the Nigeria Police, to reduce incidences of accidental discharge.

The union called on government to reduce the number of police escorts attached to politicians and political office holders to ensure the police strictly perform their constitutional duties for the good of the generality of Nigerians.

In a communiqué issued at the end of the meeting, which was jointly signed by the association’s president, Ugwoke, and the National Public Relations Officer, NPRO, Salaam Abdussobur, SSANU commended President Buhari for his efforts to rid the country of corruption but tasked him to extend the dragnet to the university system.

It added: “NEC-in-Session applaud the actions of the Federal Government in tackling the hydra-headed monster of corruption which has crippled the economy, embarrassed the country in international circles and caused untold pains and hardship to Nigerians.

SSANU however urges the Federal Government to do more by shifting its attention from the political class, and beaming its search light on the Nigerian University System.

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