By Victor Akinkuolie, Ado-Ekiti
The Vice Chancellor, Federal University Oye Ekiti (FUOYE), Prof. Abayomi Fasina, has raised alarm over the activities of suspected yahoo boys and internet fraudsters.
The university administrator said the activities of fraudsters posed a great threat to students of the institution, especially in the area of security.
Fasina also expressed sadness over the alleged harassment being meted out to developers and those handling various federal government’s projects in the university by landowners.
Fasina said the incident had stalled completion of some of government’s projects and driven away investors, who showed interests in building structures that could have shored up FUOYE’s facilities.”
Also, the Vice Chancellor disclosed that the university had secured full accreditation for the 48 courses being offered by the institution, saying this had built confidence and patronage for admission in the university.
Speaking at a press conference held at the campus of the institution on Tuesday marking the beginning of activities lined up for the one year of his appointment , Fasina urged community leaders in the area to warn those driving away contractors and developers under the facade of land ownership.
“Let me appeal to land owners to stop harassing contractors working with the federal government on this campus. Though, the matter was being handled by the police, but this should not continue because it is affecting development here on campus.
“Another menace is these local vigilant group called Egbon Adugbo, who are fond of harassing my students by extorting money from them. This must stop. We are not going to take it lightly with them. We have told the Council of Chiefs and the matter is being looked into”.
Fasina said through hardwork, timely promotion and brilliant scouting, the university now has 74 Professors and 51 Associate Professors, who are contributing hard to scholarship and giving the institution a good ranking globally.
In the area of contributions to agriculture and food security, the VC stated that his mission, is for the university to be able to feed Ekiti through commercial farming, clarifying that the institution had procured tractors, ploughing and harrowing machines, and other modern farm implements to achieve this.