The Vice Chancellor of the University of Ilorin (UNILORIN), Prof. Sulyman AbdulKareem, has tasked the National Orientation Agency (NOA) on the need to re-orientate Nigerians to be honest and truthful.
Prof. AbdulKareem made the task on Monday while receiving the Kwara State Director of the agency, Mr. Segun Adeyemi, in his office.
The VC condemned the state of dishonesty and greed in Nigeria, saying that the trend had greatly impeded the socioeconomic and the political development. He urged NOA to create awareness on the need for Nigerians to speak the truth in order to move the country forward.
“The way to succeed in national orientation is to set good examples for people to emulate. The university is considering how to practically infuse character as a requirement for obtaining any certificate from the institution.
“Going through the university and obeying the rules and regulations for four years or more have positive impact on the graduates. I was offered bribe as a VC, but I turned it down. There is so much lying going on in the country.
“I want Nigerians to speak the truth as a way of honouring God, not speaking the truth is part of corruption. We are in a society that doesn’t have regard for the truth. Lecturers will not be extorting and raping students, if we have regard for the truth’” the VC stated.
NOA Director, in his remarks, while thanking the VC for receiving his team, described his visit to the university as “homecoming”, being an alumnus of UNILORIN.
Adeyemi commended the VC for taking the University to greater heights, particularly with the Centre for Peace and Strategis Studies.