Tinubu appoints former NYSC D-G, others to tackle social vices

President Bola Tinubu has appointed Maj.- Gen. Suleiman Kazaure (rtd), former Director General, National Youth Service Corps, NYSC, and four others to form a special committee on campaign against social vices in tertiary institutions.

This was disclosed in a statement issued on Sunday by the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Students Engagement, Hon. Sunday Asefon.

According to him, the move was to address the growing concern of social vices plaguing tertiary institutions across the country.

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

Asefon added that those vices did not only hinder academic performance but also threatened the overall safety and well-being of students thereby casting a shadow over the vibrant environment of tertiary institutions.

“The formation of the special committee underscores a significant commitment of the renewed hope agenda of President Bola Tinubu to safeguard the future of Nigerian students.

“And also, the need for a comprehensive and collaborative approach in tackling the menace of social vices in Nigeria’s tertiary institutions,” he said.

Asefon said that the committee was drawn from various stakeholders, renowned educationists, students’ activists, and patriotic leaders among others.

He listed the newly formed special committee for the Eradication of Social Vices in Tertiary Institutions (SESV-TI) as Maj.- Gen. Suleiman Kazaure (rtd) and the Deputy Vice Chancellor, Nigeria Army University Biu, as the Chairman.

Others are Maxwell Okoye as Secretary, Prof. Jerry Ugokwe, a Professor of Legislative Studies and Rt. Hon. Chibudom Nwuche, former Deputy Speaker, Federal House of Representatives.

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