Nigeria, May 26 -- Exactly one year after the white papers were submitted by 10 committees saddled with the responsibility of drafting them, the Nigerian government on Thursday presented the gazetted copies to the pro-chancellors and chairmen of the concerned universities.

The government had earlier set up visitation panels to probe the activities of more than 30 federal universities between 2011 and 2020. The panels submitted their reports in 2021 but copies were not made public.

However, following protests by workers' unions, the Nigerian government in February 2022 set up committees to prepare white papers from the reports submitted by the panels, and the different committees had since May, 2022, submitted the white papers.

But desp...