From Victor Seyi, Ilorin
Vice Chancellor, University of Ilorin, Prof. Abdulganiyu Ambali, has advocated recovery of stolen funds and jail term for the corrupt in the country.
Ambali, who spoke with journalists yesterday at the University’s Council Chamber in preparation for the 40th anniversary of the institution, noted that “the university has no doubt passed through turbulent periods to become what it is today. ”
The VC stressed that ”If corrupt leaders are killed without recovering their loots, we are only trying to transfer the stolen monies to another set of people. But if the stolen monies are
collected and the perpetrators imprisoned, it will serve as deterrent to others and even serve as lessons to the victim.
“Also, if the perpetrators are killed and the loots are recover, it becomes double jeopardy. I will want the federal government to look towards this direction in the interest of the country and humanity. In fact, we need to study the nations that practised such idea in the
past and look at what has come of them.”
Speaking on the choice of President Muhammadu Buhari’s ministerial appointment, Prof. Ambali advocated the nomination and appointment of the individuals who has the interest of the education sector at heart as the Minister of Education.
According to him, “we have had some education ministers in the past coming from the academia but ended up disappointing the sector. I will want the President to appoint someone that will assist in the growth and development of the sector irrespective of his or her background.”
The UNILORIN’s helmsman described academic stability as the selling point of the university which has portrayed the institution as the university of first choice to all applicants across the country.