President Muhammadu Buhari has urged
university administrators to ensure prudent
management of scarce resource at their
The president made the call in Kano on Saturday
at the 32nd Convocation Ceremony of Bayero
University Kano (BUK).
Buhari, who was represented by Hajiya Halima
Umar , Director of Tertiary Education, Federal
Ministry of Education, also admonished university
managements to be transparent.
“Universities need to have managers that are
prudent and transparent in the deployment of
resources for infrastructural and educational
development of citizens.
“We will continue to have zero tolerance for
corruption,’’ Buhari said.
He said the Federal Government would continue
to give universities the necessary support to
enable them discharge their duties effectively.
The president called on universities to explore
other avenues of raising funds to complement
the efforts of Federal Government.
The president also urged the private sector and
non-governmental organisations to increase their
collaboration with the Federal Government for
the realisation of set targets for the development
of education sector.
Earlier in his speech, the Vice Chancellor, BUK,
Prof Yahuza Bello , had lamented that persistent
erratic power supply and scarcity of were the
major challenges of the institution.“
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