Ado Ekiti - The Federal Government on
Friday said a new strategy would be employed to fight the dangerous dimension
that corruption appears to be assuming in the country.
Vice President Yemi Osinbajo made the declaration, in an
address delivered at the 7th Founders Day and 4th convocation Ceremony of Afe
Babalola University of Ado Ekiti(ABUAD).
According to him,higher institutions, such as ABUAD are
great places to be used, in a national re-orientation programme being
contemplated to fight the menace.
He said none of the arms of government is immune from the
scourge of corruption.
He however said the Buhari government is ready
to combat it, right from the school level.
“All institutions of government are under the threat of
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“You will please recall that President Muhammadu Buhari, had
himself warned on several occassions that if we don’t fight corruption,
corruption will fight us
‘“We are thinking of using national re-orientation to fight
corruption and other societal menace, and to my mind, Afe Babalola University
appears as one of the great places to start with,”he said.
The Vice President thanked Aare Babalola and
others who helped in intervening in the funding and management of education in
He said the nation would forever remain grateful to
Host governor, Mr Ayo Fayose described the Afe Babalola
University as a miracle.
He said Babalola, apart from using the institution to impart
knowledge and offer employment to the jobless, has stood out as the
largest employer of labour as well as highest tax payer in Ekiti state.
Founder of the university, Aare Babalola said he
established the institution to set new standards in education and help return
its lost glory.
The founder announced a donation of N90m to outstanding
students that excelled in their various courses of studies, with each
student receiving between N1m and N200,000.