Nigeria’s President, Gen. Muhammadu Buhari (rtd), has urged university administrators to ensure prudent management of scarce resources at their disposal. The President, who made the call in Kano at the weekend during the 32nd Convocation Ceremony of Bayero University Kano (BUK), however, admonished university managements to be transparent.
Buhari, who was represented by Hajiya Halima Umar, Director of Tertiary Education, Federal Ministry of Education, also said, “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 also 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.
President Buhari 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 the education sector.
Earlier in his speech, the Vice Chancellor of BUK, Prof Yahuza Bello, lamented that persistent erratic power supply and scarcity of water were the major challenges of the institution.