President Muhammadu Buhari has called on Nigeria higher institutions to champion the course for the realisation of United Nation, UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, which should see to an expansion of the Millennium Development Goals, MDGs, in the country. As research centres, President Buhari said the schools need to get involved to address education related issues for national development. The President made this known during the 27th Convocation ceremony of the Federal University of Technology, Akure on Saturday, November 21, through Julius Okojie, Executive Secretary, National Universities Commission, NUC. He called on the universities and other institutions not just to reposition themselves and encourage education for sustainable development but to be at the vanguard of the fight against corruption and eroded ethics, which constitute a major component of the social ills, in order to enthrone the spirit of hard work, honesty and inspirational leadership.
Reiterating the federal government’s commitment to fighting corruption, President Buhari advised the leadership of the universities and other tertiary institutions to shun corruption by making prudency, transparency and accountability their watchword.
“Government is determined to fight corruption at all levels, including corruption in our tertiary institutions. We cannot speak of effective and efficient funding of the education sector if our Universities are mired in confusion, fraud and lack of Institutional vision,” he stated.
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