Don Urges Tinubu To Fight Corruption, Grant Autonomy To Varsities


A university lecturer, from Usmanu Danfodio University Sokoto, Professor Bello Malami, has asked President Tinubu to redouble efforts in the fight against corruption in Nigeria which he described as a basis for progress, development and solutions to prevailing insecurity in the country.

While expressing optimism that the economy would pick up if the government deployed youths in agriculture which he said is the fastest tool that can grow the economy and wind down inflation, saying that a country that imports everything is exposed to a shattered economy.

Acknowledging that Tinubu inherited multi-dimensional problems from the previous government among which is pervasive corruption in higher places, he said the measures put in place to recover looted public funds starting from the Apex bank by arresting and currently prosecuting the immediate past CBN governor are steps in the right direction.

He alleged that most financial corruptions in the country emanated from the apex bank.

The former vice-chancellor of Kebbi State University of Science and Technology hinted that the security situation in the country is considerable, adding that Usmanu Danfodio University, Sokoto is planning a conference on security under the aegis of the Center for Agricultural Research and Pastoralists and Centre for peace studies.

He disclosed that the conference would brainstorm on the issue of farmer/herders clashes which has blown into full insecurity.

Speaking on IPPIS, the professor commended the president for exiting universities from it, saying such a scheme stagnates education.

He explained that the demands of education are too many to be accommodated and all hindrances to education development must be removed.

“What we are urging the president to do now is to give Nigerian universities full financial autonomy to allow for discipline and ability to improve manpower which is grossly lacking in public universities in the country.

While hoping that our refineries would pick up as pledged particularly the port Harcourt and Dangote Nigerians will witness a sharp drop in the prices of petrol from 6:50 to 300 or 350.


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