Author: Salam Taofeeq.
The National Association of Nigerian Students, NANS, disclosed that it has uncovered assets worth millions allegedly owned by some Nigerian university’s Vice-chancellor.
According to a statement by the NANS president, Comrade Chinonso Obasi, in Abuja on Tuesday, disclosed that the association has forwarded a letter to the anti-graft agency.
On the 22nd of January, NANS made public its decision to use the whistle-blowing opportunity to partake in the fight against corruption especially in the highe4 institutions.
“After mobilising our state chapters throughout the country, NANS wishes to inform Nigerians it has been able to identify multi-million naira assets of some vice-chancellors, including those acquired through proxies, family members and siblings.
“It is baffling that administrators of higher institutions of learning should descend so low in primitive acquisition of wealth and unbridled corruption.
“By the time these leads are successfully pursued and suspects prosecuted, Nigerians must have got a clue as to why the appointment of heads of tertiary institutions has become a do-or-die affair, entailing bribery, intimidation and other desperate approaches.’’
He also made claim that the association’s executive members are being threatened for their anti-corruption poise.
“Our field operatives and colleagues, especially the NANS President and his executive have come under constant threats and assassination attempts.’’
However, NANS would not stand down until the academic institutions involved were purified.
The NANS president said the association had lodged complaints of threats with the appropriate authorities.
“We wish to assure the corrupt elements threatening us that we not give up on our commitment to exposing their corrupt tendencies and evil machinations against the future of Nigerian youths.
“We are putting final touches to our grand plan to mobilise millions of Nigerian students in a march against corruption in tertiary institutions.
“During the march, we hope to demand from President Muhammadu Buhari, the removal of identified corrupt vice-chancellors and administrators,’’ he disclosed.