NANS takes Buhari’s anti-graft crusade to campuses
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.
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.