Civil Society Union of Nigeria, CSUN, has called on the federal government to give priority attention and commitment to the nation’s education system for sustainable development.
The union identified total commitment to the system as a panacea to the numerous challenges facing the education sector.
Reacting to the recent attack on the executive secretary of the Universal Basic Education Commission, UBEC, Dr. Suleiman Dikko, president of CSUN, Comrade Femi Osabinu, noted that government at all levels needed to intensify their efforts towards improving the sector.
Osabinu said the allegations of corruption and mismanagement of public fund against the management of UBEC was untrue, as “investigations carried out by the group revealed that the allegations were baseless, hence lacks merit.”
According to him, there are no proofs to substantiate any of the allegations, “rather, we see evidence of good performance and transparency.
He, however, expressed the readiness of the union to partner with the UBEC to effectively monitor the projects of state universal basic education boards, SUBEB for transparency, accountability and actuality.
“To maintain our objectivity, applaud, reject and protest where and when necessary, the leadership of the CSUN unanimously resolved and passed vote of confidence on and the entire management for discharging the mandate of UBEC transparently and fairly.
“It is a fact that UBEC has been striving to uplift the standard of education in Nigeria,” he said.
Osabinu also maintained that with the active role of civil societies against corruption in Nigeria, “we shall continue to do without any fear or favour until corruption is stamped out of Nigeria.
“Obviously, media has been awashed with the allegations of corruption and mismanagement of public fund against the management of UBEC and several calls by member organisations to the CSUN for massive protest, but our investigation proved otherwise,” he said.

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