40% Of UNIZIK Staff Watch Pornography During Work Hours – VC

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Joseph Ahaneku, the Vice-Chancellor of the Nnamdi Azikiwe University, (UNIZIK) has accused 40 percent of the school staff of spending more time watching pornographic videos than doing the work for which they were employed.

According to Ahaneku, after the staff had requested for computers to make their jobs easier, he discovered that the computers were being abused while monitoring their activities from his own network, the Punch reports.

“This is one reason we shut down YouTube from the university’s resource center.

“People should be made to be conscientious as well as do what they have been assigned to do and eschew indolence.

“There have been a lot of abuses on facilities that, ordinarily, should aid staff in their jobs and as a result plan is are underway to remove the televisions in central offices.

“Spending government time without doing what one is paid for is an act of corruption,” he was quoted as saying.

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The Vice-Chancellor stated that the Anti-Corruption and Transparency Unit of the university was working to curb corrupt practices among employees and students.

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UNIZIK recently held the 6th Dr Nnamdi Azikiwe Lecture at the Faculty of Social Sciences which had many eminent Nigerians like Governor of Rivers State Nyesom Wike, President-General of Ohaneze Ndigbo, Chief John Nwodo, a pro-democracy activist, Ayo Opadokun, Obi of Onitsha, Igwe Alfred Achebe, and the wife of the late Azikiwe, Prof Uche Azikiwe in attendance.

Others are elder statesmen, including Alhaji Tanko Yakassai, Chief Chukwuemeka Ezeife, Dr. Dozie Ikedife, Chief Emmanuel Iwuanyanwu, among others.

The lecture was initiated by Senator Obi to celebrate the legacies of Nnamdi Azikiwe – the first Nigerian president and to immortalize him. Late Azikiwe has been described as “a true democrat, erudite scholar and a man who achieved unparalleled success”.

At the lecture, contemporary challenges facing the country, including restructuring and secession, were discussed with the aim of charting a new course for the nation.



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The guest speaker, Chief Nwodo, said restructuring remained the solution to agitations from different parts of the country. For Nigeria to overcome its political challenges, the leader of Igbo socio-cultural group proposed two models of devolution of powers, which he categorized as conservative and fundamental.

He explained that the conservative type should be aimed at reducing some of the exclusive powers of the Federal Government, such as issuing of mining licenses, permission for constructing on federal roads and regulatory role for investments in power and other critical sectors of the economy.

The fundamental devolution of powers, he said, is to create big federating units and a lean Federal Government that must have exclusive powers for defense against external aggression, customs, immigration, foreign relations and federal legislature and judiciary.

“The first approach simply wants the states as the federating units and Federal Government with limited powers. It wants the states to control a percentage of revenue accruing from their areas and contribute an agreed percentage of such revenue to the Federal Government.

“The second approach proposes the states as federating units, with a region as each of the six geopolitical units, whose constitution will be agreed to and adopted by the states in the geopolitical region. The regions will have the powers to merge existing states or create new ones. There will be regional and states legislature in the respective political entities,” he said.

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In his remarks, Chairman of the occasion, Governor Wike urged Nigerians to keep the country united and protect its corporate existence.

“Irrespective of the side of the political and social divide we may belong, we all share a common responsibility as leaders and ordinary people to advance and preserve the unity and corporate existence of Nigeria, which for me, is the greatest honour we can ever give to the memory of the Great Zik of Africa,” he said.

The governor hailed Senator Ben Obi for the initiative, while also praising the school management for providing the intellectual platform for effective propagation of the “timeless ideas and enduring values of the Great Zik of Africa”.

UNIZIK’s Vice-Chancellor, Prof Joseph Ahaneku, described restructuring as the master key to all challenges facing the nation. He said restructuring remained the most contentious political issue in Nigeria and has become a singsong, drawing emotive advocacy in all zones on whether to restructure or not.

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The VC said the lecture, in the last six years, had afforded members of the university an opportunity to discuss issues of national and international concern, and give practical recommendations in line with the political philosophy of the late Azikiwe.