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Bayelsa deputy gov asks students to shun vices amid ASUU strike



Bayelsa Deputy Governor Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo

Bayelsa deputy governor, Lawrence Ewhrudjakpo, has urged students to maintain good character and not allow the ongoing industrial action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) to lead them into antisocial activities.

“We are all affected by the ongoing ASUU strike. But don’t allow it to derail you into criminal or antisocial activities.

“Remain focused on the right things. Your hands must be on things that would add value to your lives,” he said while hosting students from the Federal University, Otuoke.

He urged the students to pursue worthwhile goals to enhance their learning and sound character in and out of school for a better future.

The deputy governor said that students would be doing themselves and society a lot of good if they shun social vices, such as cultism, rape and drug abuse.

Mr Ewhrudjakpo also urged the students to tackle the menace from its roots by preaching the message of repentance to their undergraduate colleagues who are into cult activities.

He reminded the students that the government wanted them to become better citizens, urging them to build themselves academically.