The Director of the Agency in Ebonyi State, Dr Emma Abba made the call during a sensitization of students on the negative impact of social vices in tertiary institutions held at permanent site of the State University.
Dr Abba who identified thuggery, cultism, drug abuse and prostitution as some of the social vices bedeviling the nation’s academic development called on students to resist overtures aimed at engaging them as ballot box snatchers during Elections.
He urged Management of Tertiary Institutions to evolve a mechanism to monitor the activities of students during electioneering noting that many had lost their lives for indulging in such vices in the past.
The State Coordinator, National Identity Management Agency, Mr Innocent Ajuka noted that the Federal Government had made it mandatory for National Identification Number to be used for documentations and business transactions.
He noted that about two hundred and fifty two thousand, nine hundred and twenty four people had registered for the Identification Number in Ebonyi State since inception and appealed to students to enroll.
A representative of the Vice Chancellor of the University, Professor Isaac Abara pointed out that the sensitization was timely and commended the National Orientation Agency for its efforts in reorientation of the people.
Some of the students who participated in the event promised to refrain from social vices especially thuggery noting that the credibility of the forth coming general election was the responsibility of all.