UNILORIN VC seeks global efforts to curb cyber insecurity
The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin Prof. AbdulGaniyu Ambali on Tuesday disclosed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) about his anxiety over the upsurge in web-hacking by unscrupulous elements in the global society and had further suggested that Global effort can help put an end to the menace.
The Vice-Chancellor explained that the recent hacking of the University of Ilorin website as a major challenge the university management had successfully tackled.
He said that the university management employed the service of an expert IT company that immediately swung into action to rectify the anomaly and secure the institution’s website.
While commenting on the expectations of the university community in the year 2017, he said that 2016 was a prosperous year for the university because about 20 projects were commissioned.
He went on to disclose that, many members of the institution’s staff won research grants while a host of others benefitted from staff development programs nationally and internationally.
Ambali also commented on the recent petition accusing him and his immediate predecessor, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, of wrong doing, describing it as a disgrace to the authors.
“The recent petition submitted to the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) against me and Prof. Is-haq Oloyede is a disgrace to the authors who call themselves officers of Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU).” He said.
He further warned that the University of Ilorin would not compromise its good name.
The Vice-Chancellor also reaffirmed the position of the University of Ilorin to continue to associate with the institution’s ASUU, which he described as “an icon of constructive unionism”.