“TAKE UNICAL AS YOUR MAJOR CONCERN…” VC URGES CRS CP
The Vice Chancellor of the University of Calabar, Prof. Florence Obi has called on the Commissioner of Police, Cross River State Command, to give the institution priority attention as he pilots the security concerns of Cross River State.
Prof. Florence Obi made the call when she visited the Commissioner of Police, Cross River State, CP Sikiru Akande in his office.
The Vice Chancellor said she came to seek for the continued partnership of the Police Command and to request them not to relent in their sustained effort to jointly police the university with other security agencies as they have been doing in the past.
She said the University as part of the larger community and the nation has had its fair share of security challenges in the recent past where lecturers as well as some of their family members were kidnapped.
Prof. Obi also cited the Endsars event and the unpleasant consequences it had on the institution as key locations in the institution as well as facilities were vandalized.
The Vice Chancellor said with the imminent return of students to campus and accompanying challenge of sheltering a large population in the academic environment, the support of the command is pivotal and cannot be overemphasized.
In his response, the Commissioner of Police, CP Sikiru Akande assured the Vice Chancellor of the readiness of his administration to partner with the institution at all times.
The Commissioner bemoaned the massive destruction of facilities during the Endsars protest but nevertheless assured the Vice Chancellor that the solid partnership between the command and the institution will not afford hoodlums another seamless passage into the university.
The highpoint of the visit was the presentation of a memento by the CP to the Unical helmsman.
The Vice Chancellor was accompanied in the visit by the Director of Centre for General Studies (CGS), Prof Francisca Bassey, Deputy Registrar, (VC’s office) Mr Moses Obule, Chief Security officer, SP Okon Usani (Rtd), Officer in charge of surveillance, SP Tobias Bobmanuel and other aides of the VC’s office.
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