Determined to rid the main and Kobo campuses of the Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai (IBBUL), in Niger State, pockets of violence and other minor security challenges, the school management has organised a five-day training workshop for its security personnel and cadet officers.
The training was themed: “Tackling security challenges in tertiary institutions”.
The vice chancellor of the institution, Professor Muhammad Nasir Maiturare, while declaring the strategic workshop open, reaffirmed the university management’s commitment to the training and retraining of staff.
This, Professor Maiturare said, was aimed at getting them acquainted with the latest trends in the discharge of their duties.
He noted that security personnel have a major role to play in the effort to create a conducive teaching and learning environment, saying that organising regular capacity-building workshops by schools and other public institutions become necessary in the light of the prevailing insecurity across the country.
“I have no doubt that DeepCover Guards Limited will deliver on the training’s mandates. They will educate our security cadets on the global trend of intelligence-gathering, policing and latest crime-control strategies. We appreciate the good works of DeepCover Guards, who are IBBUL’s life partner when it comes to providing maximum security for our staff and students,” he said.
Maiturare disclosed that members of staff who performed brilliantly during the training, and thereafter reflect the knowledge they gained on their job, would be duly rewarded.
On his part, the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the security company, Major-General Shehu Abdulkadir (rtd), commended the VC and the entire management board for organising and sponsoring the training.
He said the courses to be taught during the workshop would avail participants with requisite knowledge-based skills, which will enhance their capacity to handle complex security challenges on campus.
“This laudable partnership between IBBUL and DeepCover Guards is one with great potential. It is one that will help proffer a lasting solution to various issues of insecurity on IBBUL’s campuses.
Highpoint of the ceremony was the presentation of souvenirs to Maiturare and other principal officers of the institution by DeepCover Guards’ boss.
IBBUL’s security cadets at the training workshop.
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