Tinubu Sets Up Special Advocacy Committee To Tackle Social Vices In Tertiary Institutions

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PRESIDENT Bola Ahmed Tinubu has set up a special committee on campaign against social vices in tertiary institutions.

The Senior Special Assistant to the President on Students Engagement, Hon. Sunday Asefon disclosed this on Sunday in Abuja.

This he said was a decisive step to address the growing concern of social vices plaguing tertiary institutions.

According to him, drug abuse, cultism, cybercrime, sexual harassment, and academic dishonesty, among others, are some of the social vices which hinder academic performance and personal development of students.

He added that these vices do not only hinder academic performance but also threatened the overall safety and well-being of students, thereby casting a shadow on the vibrant environment of tertiary institutions.

The members of the newly formed special committee for the Eradication of Social Vices in Tertiary Institutions include:

  • Major General Suleiman Kazaure (retd) – Former Director General, National Youth Service Corps; Deputy Vice Chancellor, Nigeria Army University Biu.
  • Maxwell Okoye – Secretary
  • Prof. Jerry Ugokwe – Professor of Legislative Studies
  • Rt. Hon. Chibudom Nwuche – Former Deputy Speaker, House of Representatives
  • Bala Ngilari – Former Governor of Adamawa State
  • Dr. Ramat Tijjani – Former Minister of State of the Federal Capital Territory
  • Archbishop Peter Ogunmuyiwa – Archbishop of the African Church, Abuja
  • Dr. Abubakar Rimi Jnr
  • Bishop Sunday Onuoha
  • Ambassador Timothy Nwachukwu
  • Ismail Lawanson
  • Tayyiba Abdulrazak
  • Representatives of security agencies are also part of the committee.

 

Eighteen-Eleven Media

 

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