By Francis Ogar, Calabar
The Deputy Governor of Cross River state, Professor Ivara Esu has charged students of tertiary institutions in Nigeria to uphold the tenets of hard work and shun social vices like cultism that were inimical to their academic pursuits.
Esu gave the charge in Calabar yesterday when the National Association of Biase Students Worldwide visited him at the government house in Calabar.
He enjoined them to be contented with what they have while also striving to achieve excellence in their academic performance, stating that the measure became imperative to enable them compete favourably in a competitive world order.
The Deputy Governor expressed satisfaction with low level of anti-social indulgence among Biase students worldwide, advising them to sustain the status-quo.
Esu said some of the request made by the students would be looked into within the context of government programmes for students across the state.
The President of the National Association of Biase Students Worldwide, Comrade Edem Godwin said they were in government house to honour and seeks for advice from the deputy governor, whom they described as a great achiever and illustrious son of Biase.
Godwin maintained that tapping from the wealth of experience from Professor Esu will greatly enhance their prospects of achieving their set goals, while thanking him for his fatherly disposition.
Daily Asset reports that the students presented a plague of honour, as well as a customized T-shirt for up-coming Biase 1000 students march to mark the Biase students’ week activities coming up next week.