NANS takes Buhari’s anti-graft cru­sade to cam­puses

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Isi­aka Wak­ili

The National As­so­ci­a­tion of Nige­rian Stu­dents says it in­tends to part­ner with Pres­i­dent Muham­madu Buhari by tak­ing his ad­min­is­tra­tion’s an­ti­cor­rup­tion cam­paign to cam­puses.

The as­so­ci­a­tion in a state­ment yes­ter­day by its Act­ing Pres­i­dent Prince Mi­aphen, backed Buhari’s anti-cor­rup­tion war, es­pe­cially the re­cov­ery of stolen funds.

Ac­cord­ing to the as­so­ci­a­tion, cor­rup­tion has for long re­mained the bane of the na­tion’s de­vel­op­ment as it breeds nepo­tism, in­com­pe­tence and ap­a­thy.

“We strongly com­mend the zest and dili­gence of the Buhari ad­min­is­tra­tion in the war against cor­rup­tion as it has made it re­sound­ingly clear that in­deed a new no-non­sense sher­iff is in town and there is no hid­ing place for any for­mer or present cor­rupt of­fi­cial. It fur­ther makes bare that Pres­i­dent Buhari is a man that matches his words with com­men­su­rate ac­tion be­cause the anti-cor­rup­tion cru­sade was a car­di­nal part of his pres­i­den­tial cam­paign man­i­festo.

“We’re fully aware that some trepid and disgruntled cor­rupt in­di­vid­u­als and or­gan­i­sa­tions are stop­ping at noth­ing to dis­credit and sab­o­tage the ongoing war against cor­rup­tion. Some say it is selec­tive, claim­ing it is tar­geted at dec­i­mat­ing the op­po­si­tion. How­ever, we are yet to see a sin­gle in­di­vid­ual or or­gan­i­sa­tion that is stand­ing trial or be­ing in­ves­ti­gated for cor­rup­tion un­der the cur­rent ad­min­is­tra­tion that has not had his/it’s fin­gers tainted with cor­rup­tion,” it stated.

The as­so­ci­a­tion asked Nige­ri­ans to be wary of the an­tics of disgruntled politi­cians and pub­lic ser­vants averse to the fight against cor­rup­tion.

“The quest to re­vamp our ed­u­ca­tional sec­tor must also in­te­grate the need to stamp cor­rup­tion out of the cor­ri­dors of our Ivory Tow­ers which has frus­trated all ef­forts to bring our aca­demic in­sti­tu­tions to com­pet­i­tive stan­dards,” it added.

Photo Macjohn Akande

From left: Chairman House of Rep­re­sen­ta­tives Com­mit­tee on Me­dia, Ab­dul­rasaq Nam­das, Reps Linda Ik­peazu, Ag­bonay­in­man John­son and Abubakar Yunusa at a press brief­ing on the bud­get pad­ding al­le­ga­tions against prin­ci­pal of­fi­cers at the National As­sem­bly in Abuja yes­ter­day.

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