A member representing Aguata Federal Constituency, Umeoji Chukwuma in the House of Representatives has revealed that several ex-cultist are occupying important places in government.
The member disclosed that several ex-cultists operating under Non-Governmental Organizations have aquired massive influence and connection over the years.
The lawmaker stated this while reacting to a motion of urgent public importance moved by Nwajuba Chukwuemeka on the call for Federal Government and state governments for the creation of anti-cultism vanguard.
He also said that students rusticated for cultism should be prevented from gaining admission to other schools.
“The problem of cultism is deeper. The cultists of the 80s now occupy important positions. They form umbrella bodies after graduating. Their organization are highly connected. They escape because of higher connection. We should keep records and when they are expelled, they do not get admission. Once they are caught, they move to another university such as private university.
“The DSS should investigate NGOs to determine the ones that are linked to cultism and cut off their funds,” he said.
His amendment to bar cultists from regaining admission was rejected by the House, after the Speaker, Femi Gbajabiamila interjected that “Is education right or privilege? If we are saying that we want to prevent terrorism and the likes, preventing people from gaining admission would contribute.”