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FUL VC, Professor Akinwumi Pays Courtesy Visits to Security Agencies, Enlists Support


On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, the Vice-Chancellor, Federal University Lokoja, Professor Olayemi Akinwumi and his Management Team paid courtesy visits to Security Agencies within the State including the Nigerian Police, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Kogi State Command of the Nigerian Vigilante Services.

It was like a General's reception at the Kogi State Command of NSCDC as the Vice-Chancellor was warmly received with generous Guards Salutes and equally had the honour to inspect the parade at both the NSCDC and Kogi Vigilante Services' Commands.

During the visit, the University Management sat in audience with the Commissioner of Police, CP Ede Ayuba Ekpeji and his DCPs, same with the Commandant of NSCDC, Mr. Peter Maigeri, as well as with the Commandant of the Kogi State Vigilante Services, Colonel Hassan S. Aliyu.

Lots of internal security issues were discussed. Prominent among them were on building stronger synergy between the University and all the Security Agencies in the State, for a crime-free Federal University Lokoja.

The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Olayemi Akinwumi stressed the need for a more robust security presence on the two campuses of the University, particularly the Felele Campus where the beam light of activities of the University was currently focused.

Professor Akinwumi used the opportunity to ask the security agencies to post their men to the newly constructed and commissioned Security Posts at the Felele Campus for effective policing of the area.

He equally urged the Commands to encourage their men who desire to further their education to take advantage of the location of the University in acquiring additional degrees in Peace and Conflicts Studies, Criminology, Security Strategic Studies, Forensic Investigation, etc  at the Postgraduate Levels.

The visits became imperative in order to strengthen the existing bonds between the various Security Commands and Federal University Lokoja, as efforts are being made to restructure the internal security architecture of the University for optimum performance, in protecting lives and properties of both Staff and Students, and the entire University Community.