Ebonyi State governor, Francis Nwifuru, at the weekend warned university students in the state to shun cultism, examination malpractice and other forms of social vices.
Nwifuru spoke while addressing students during a ceremony organised to mark the International Students Day, with the theme, ‘Nurturing Ebonyi Students welfare through the People’s Charter of Needs’, in Abakaliki.
The governor, who was represented by his Special Assistant on Internally Generated Revenue, Mr Martin Okwuegbu, tasked the students to shun cultism, indecent dressing and other forms of social vices.
According to him: “There are many social vices going on in the society today and it begins at the tertiary institutions. We should not be pressured by peer group. The issue of cultism, indecent dressing is now going on in different names. On the basis of content creation, people do all sorts of things, just to attract fan base, that’s not the way to go.
“From last dispensation to this current dispensation, there is something new as far as students unionism is concerned and this year’s own is different because we are here to nurture Ebonyi Students through the People’s Charter of Needs.”
Earlier in a remark, the Special Assistant to the Governor on Students Affairs, Comrade Joshua Nwafor said the students are leaders of today and tomorrow.
He implored them to take advantage of opportunities available to them in order to make impact in the society.