The Vice-Chancellor Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Prof. Abdullahi Mustapha, has told fresh students of the institution that the university is preparing them for leadership.
He spoke during the matriculation of 300 students of the TV College, Jos, and an affiliate of the university.
The Vice Chancellor, who was represented by the Provost of the college, Dr. Ayo Fasan, said given the university’s history of producing leaders; the students would become leaders on graduation.
“In ABU we build leaders of tomorrow, which means that in few years to come, you will automatically be confirmed leaders having gone through al the academic processes. It is on record all over the country and beyond those products of ABU are leaders and you find them in very discipline” he said.
Mustapha also warned them to desist from immoralities that could put them at risk of contracting HIV/AIDS or joining of cult groups.
He said: “As fresh undergraduates, you are at your most vulnerable age, and must be cautioned on some topical health issues. In this regard, the scourge of the HIV/AIDS easily comes to mind.
“I must warn you of the great dangers posed by this scourge which is ranging like wild fire across the nation. AIDS is real and I am sure most of you know that. You must, therefore, do all within your power to avoid contracting this deadly disease.
“Similarly, being at your most impressionable age, it is not surprising that a number of you become easy recruit for trouble making and for cultism. You must endeavour, therefore, to resist evil minded people who will come after you.”