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Tinubu Enlists Former NYSC Director-General and Team to Combat Social Vices

Tinubu Enlists Former NYSC Director-General and Team to Combat Social Vices

President Bola Tinubu has appointed Major General Suleiman Kazaure (rtd), the former Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), along with four others, to establish a special committee dedicated to addressing social vices prevalent in tertiary institutions.

The announcement came through a statement issued on Sunday by Honorable Sunday Asefon, the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Student Engagement.

The primary objective of this committee is to tackle the growing concern surrounding social vices that hinder academic performance and personal development among students in tertiary institutions nationwide. Issues such as drug abuse, sexual harassment, cultism, cybercrime, and academic dishonesty have been identified as major challenges affecting students.

Asefon emphasized that these vices not only impede academic progress but also threaten the overall safety and well-being of students, casting a shadow over the vibrant environment of these institutions.

The formation of this special committee reflects President Bola Tinubu’s strong commitment to safeguarding the future of Nigerian students as part of his renewed hope agenda. It highlights the need for a comprehensive and collaborative approach to address the menace of social vices in tertiary institutions across the country.

The committee comprises various stakeholders, including renowned educationists, student activists, and patriotic leaders, among others. Major General Suleiman Kazaure (rtd) has been appointed as the Chairman, with Maxwell Okoye serving as the Secretary. Other notable members include Professor Jerry Ugokwe, a Professor of Legislative Studies, and Right Honourable Chibudom Nwuche, the former Deputy Speaker of the Federal House of Representatives.

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