The Vice-Chancellor, Professor Adeniyi Olayanju has emphasized that safety is attitudinal and that on a safety scale of 100, knowledge could only give 96 percent safety, hard work would only give 98 percent while attitude has 100 percent. This was the position of the Vice-Chancellor on Friday 5th July 2019 at the closing ceremony of the weeklong Health, Safety and Environment training for the members of staff of the Directorate of Physical Planning and Development (PPD), the University Medical Centre and laboratory technologists. 

“What can give you 100 percent result is your attitude. Therefore safety is attitudinal. Beyond safety, virtually what becomes of you in life is a function of your attitude,” he enthused. He further noted that it is only with the right attitude the knowledge garnered and the energy expended can translate to good productivity. He emphasised further that the result of wrong attitude is usually very costly and many at times irreparable. He therefore admonished all and sundry to imbibe the right attitude henceforth. “So I want you to go out of this training with the right attitude to your work. Once you have the right attitude, you are on your way to the top,” he concluded.

In reiterating the relevance of right attitude to the development of the University context, the Registrar, Dr. James Ndako also admonished participants to put to use what they have learnt to improve on the university system. He also implored them to be Guides to other personnel in their various departments in line with the training they have received for improved productivity across board.

While speaking on the impact of the training on the University, the Director, Physical Planning and development, PPD, Arc. Segun Olaonipekun described the training as being impactful, insightful and thought-provoking, assuring management of a high-level improvement in the discharge of duties of participants in particular and the university system in general. While commending the participants for their cooperation, he appreciated management for the support that drove the training to success.

Also, the lead facilitator, Mr Alfred Ajao commended the management of the University for taking the progressive step to train its staff which he noted as a responsibility many organisations neglect thereby subjecting their employees to risks and hazards they would have prevented. He said further that the training has been mutually beneficial, noting the high level competence demonstrated by the participants through shared experiences. He added that it showed the high quality of employees in the university. While thanking management for patronising them, he said they enjoyed their partnership with the university and they would be willing to come again when invited.

Some of the participants who commented on the training commended the initiative and the direction of the University towards equipping her staff thereby enhancing the capacity of her human resource and fostering a conducive environment for learning and research. The Matron, Landmark University Medical Centre, Mrs Jumai Ndako said that the training indeed added to their knowledge bank which would then translate to a better performance in their work. A technologist at the Mechanical Engineering Department, Engr. John said that the training has given them insightful ideas beyond the laboratories. He added that the system would begin to see the effect of the training as they are prepared to affect the university positively with the knowledge garnered. Arc. Armstrong Uzoagwu of PPD also noted that the training has moved them from being safety blinded to being safety minded, noting that it would improve on the policy making of the Directorate.




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