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NEW OMU-ARAN POLICE AREA COMMANDER PAYS COURTESY VISIT TO LMU
As a renowned institution of higher learning through its corporate social responsibility platform, Landmark University officially received the Omu-Aran Police Area Commander, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ASP), Ogundele Ayodeji Joshua to the community on the 4th November 2015.
Welcoming the Area Commander and his team, the Registrar, Dr. Daniel Rotimi described the meeting as a medium to further cement the relationship that long existed between the Nigerian Police Force and the University community. He said that the vision, mission and core-values of the University would not find expression if there is no safe ambience within the community. He pointed out that the University as a community has never experienced any unrest from any quarters since inception, this he attributed to the grace of God culminating in the serenity within the campus.
The Chairman, University Security Committee, Mr. Dickson Egbune who introduced the Police team said that the purpose of the visit is to officially welcome the new Area Commander to the University community.
The Area Commander, in his remarks noted that he was briefed on the strong relationship that existed between the Command and the University. He subscribed to proactive policing and partnership with the community, adding that it is in so doing that any meaningful result can be achieved. He made a call for intelligence gathering through reliable and adequate information for effective policing of the Omu-Aran community.
Members of Management offered advice on how the security challenges facing the Omu-Aran community could be addressed. As stakeholders in the community, this was taken with every sense of seriousness it deserves, noting that failure to take security seriously would hinder growth of the community.
In her remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Aize Obayan welcomed the Area Commander and his team on behalf of the Chancellor, Dr. David Oyedepo. She further encouraged the Area Commander and his team to be part of the socio-economic development of the University in terms of patronizing its farm produce, enrolling for short developmental programmes within the Department of Sociology and life changing experience of the Living Faith Church Commission by attending life impacting services and programmes. She thereafter presented a special gift to the Area Command on behalf of the University.
In his closing remarks, the Deputy Vice-Chancellor, Professor Enoch Oyawoye who on behalf of the University community appreciated the Area Commander and his team for the visit noted that the cooperation between the University and the Police would move Omu-Aran as a community forward in all ramifications. While acknowledging the importance of the police to securing lives and property, he encouraged everyone to give police maximum cooperation needed to operate successfully and ensure that there is no security breach around. He therefore prayed for the tenure of the new Area Commander to be a reflection of the change the community requires at this moment.
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