NANS Uncovers multi-million assets own by Varsity VCs
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), through its National President, Mr. Chinonso Obasi, in a statement, said that it has uncovered multi-million naira assets owned by Vice-Chancellors of some universities and that the association had on Tuesday in Abuja, written letters to the anti-graft agencies about the assets.
Obasi said NANS was delighted with whistle-blowing as an anti-corruption tool.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that NANS had on January 22, said it would to take advantage of the whistle-blowing window to join in the fight against corruption especially in higher institutions.
“After mobilising our state chapters, NANS wishes to inform Nigerians it has been able to identify multi-million naira assets of some vice-chancellors, including those acquired through proxies, family members and siblings.
He went on to say that the association’s executive members had received several threats as a result of their anti-corruption stance.
“Our field operatives and colleagues, especially the NANS President and his executive have come under constant threats and assassination attempts.’’
He however, said that NANS would not back out until the academic institutions were sanitised.
The NANS president said the association had lodged reports of threats with the appropriate authorities.
“We wish to assure the corrupt elements threatening us that we will not give up on our commitment to exposing their corrupt tendencies and evil machinations against the future of Nigerian youths.
“We are putting final touches to our grand plan to mobilise millions of Nigerian students in a march against corruption in tertiary institutions.“During the march, we hope to demand from President Muhammadu Buhari, the removal of identified corrupt vice-chancellors and administrators’’, he said.