Nigeria Universities Senior Staff Association (SSANU) has accused Pro-Chancellors and Vice Chancellors of Nigerian universities of corruption and running the nation’s University system through fraudulent activities, diversion of funds and awarding shady contracts.
During a brief talk from National Executive Council meeting SSANU asked President Muhammadu Buhari to look into the system by asking the anti-corruption to beam their searchlight on the Vice Chancellors and the governing council of the universities if the anti-corruption battle is to succeed.
According to National President, Comrade Samson Ugokwe and National Public Relations Officer, Salaam Abdussobur said the government must take urgent steps to checkmate the rot and sleaze in the university system which they said have become haven of corruption being run by greedy, inept, incompetent and rapacious administrators.
The Nation report that,The union ask the Federal Government to do more, by shifting its attention from the political class, and beaming its search light on the Nigerian University System.
The communique said “NEC noted various allegations against Pro-Chancellors, Vice-Chancellors and Councils, involved in fraudulent actions, illegal appointments, shady contracts, diversion of funds, and other corrupt practices and agreed that the level of rot and sleaze in our University system needs to be checked, as our ivory towers are now havens of corruption being run by greedy, inept, incompetent and rapacious administrators.
To sum Up,SSANU requests the Visitor(s) to our Universities to urgently constitute Visitation Panels to review the affairs of these Universities, and where Visitation Panels have presented reports, come up with White-Papers of the Reports for implementation.”