The Head of Anti-Corruption Transparency Monitoring Unit, Federal University Lafia (FULafia), Mr. Ozomata Bashir, has described corruption as a disease which has negatively affected the society and the education sector in particular.
However, Bashir said that the management of Federal University Lafia under the leadership of Vice-Chancellor Prof. Muhammad Sanusi Liman, was ready to fight corruption in all its ramifications and defeat it comprehensively. He praised Liman for his zero-tolerance policy on corruption since he assumed office as the Vice Chancellor, last year.
Bashir spoke during the ended students orientation exercise organised for new students at the university’s Take-off Site Campus, Lafia. The title of his speech is “Promoting Integrity and Eradicating Corruption in Federal University Lafia.” He lamented that corruption, if allowed to persist, “erodes people’s trust, entrench maladministration and dethrones an ideal order of the day.” Bashir said that “corruption is synonymous with lack of ethical standard, transparency and accountability,” adding that it “distorts processes, procedures and government policy.”
Bashir said that the task of promoting integrity and eradicating the menace of corruption in the university and elsewhere was not sole responsibility of anti- corruption agencies, calling on everyone to join the crusade.
“Students and staff of this noble institution must inculcate and display the ethical values of integrity, transparency, accountability and say no to corruption in Federal University Lafia.”
He called on staffers and students to report all suspected cases of corruption to ACTU in Room AG 06, Administration Block in the permanent site of the university.