Francis Nwifuru, the governor of Ebonyi State, issued a warning to university students in the state over the weekend to abstain from cultism, cheating on exams, and other social vices.
At an event held in Abakaliki to commemorate International Students Day with the theme “Nurturing Ebonyi Students welfare through the People’s Charter of Needs,” Nwifuru addressed the students.
The governor gave the pupils instructions to avoid cultism, immoral attire, and other social vices. The governor was represented by Mr. Martin Okwuegbu, his Special Assistant on Internally Generated Revenue.
According to him, the main reason parents send their kids to college is so they can graduate and have a significant impact on society, their families, and themselves.
He said: “There are a lot of social vices in today’s culture, and they start in tertiary institutions. Our peer group shouldn’t put pressure on us. The problem of indecent attire and cultism is currently being addressed under numerous labels. People create material for many purposes, but doing so is not the best method to build a fan base.
“Student unionism has changed from the previous to the current dispensation, and this year’s is different because we are here to nurture Ebonyi Students through the People’s Charter of Needs.”
Students are tomorrow’s leaders, according to a statement made earlier by Comrade Joshua Nwafor, Special Assistant to the Governor on Students’ Affairs.
He pleaded with them to seize the chances at their disposal so they could have an influence on society.