Buhari: President launches inquiry into projects executed by 9 universities
In a speech, the president reiterated his administration's commitment to fighting corruption in the education sector.
Nigeria’s president, Muhammadu Buhari, has ordered an investigation into projects executed by nine tertiary schools in the country.
This is aimed at ensuring accountability, transparency and management of resources, according to a report by Vanguard News.
Buhari mentioned this at the maiden convocation of the Federal University, Ndufu-Alike Ikwo (FUNAI) Ebonyi state.
He was represented by Professor Rasheed Adamu Abaubakar, the Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission (NUC).
His speech was focused on the zero tolerance of corruption by his administration, especially in the education sector.
“No room for corruption in the academic sector.
"Very soon, we will take tour of all projects executed by our new federal universities to ensure that funds allocated to them are judiciously utilized.
“Our Universities must be example in good governance and financial management. So, no room for corruption in the academic sector”.
In his note, Professor Chinedum Nwajiuba, the Vice-Chancellor of the institution advised the graduating students to represent the university in a good manner.
According to him, with a strong will, nothing can stop them from attaining set down goals.