Thursday, 23 May 2013
Anti-Corruption Coalition Wants Wale Babalakin Removed As Pro-Chancellor Of University Of Maiduguri
The Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC), has urged the Federal Government to immediately remove Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN), from the post of Pro-Chancellor of the Federal University of Maiduguri, as he is currently facing trial for fraud and money laundering-related cases.
In a statement signed by its chairman, Olanrewaju Suraju, CSNAC reminded the government that it has been the practice of the ruling party that a public officer alleged to be involved in corruption or who is standing trial in a criminal offence is interdicted.
In that regard, the group cited the removal from office of late Chief Sunday Afolabi; former Inspector General of Police, Tafa Balogun; former Minister of Education, Prof. Fabian Osuji; former Minister of Health, Prof. Nike Grange; and Chief Vincent Ogbulafor, a former chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, all of whom were alleged to have involved themselves in corrupt practices.
“In light of the foregoing, we at the Civil Society Network Against Corruption (CSNAC) urge the Federal Government to remove Dr. Wale Babalakin (SAN), without further delay, from the post of Pro-Chancellor, Federal University of Maiduguri, since he is currently facing trial for fraud and money laundering-related cases,” the statement said.
CSNAC is a coalition of over 150 anti-corruption organizations whose primary aim is to vigorously combat corruption, constructively and effectively monitor and support Anti-Corruption Agencies in their fight against corruption in order to rid Nigeria of the grievous consequences of corruption and evolve a culture of transparency, accountability as well as financial and moral probity.
Screenshot of the University of Maiduguri website today