The Vice Chancellor, Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida University, Lapai, Professor Abu Kasim Adamu has observed that the use of motorcycles is capable of improving security architecture in the Institution.
He made the observation while flagging off the distribution of motorcycles to Security staff loan beneficiaries by the Institution’s Security Staff Welfare Committee at the the University Auditorium.
Professor Abu Kasim explained that the motorcycles will go along way to tackle the basic needs of the staff, pointing out that it will make them perform effectively on their job.
He said that the empowerment was a good exercise which, if well maintained could improve on their economic status.
The Vice Chancellor commended the initiative by the University Staff Welfare, stressing that it is worthy of emulation by other groups in the University.
In his remarks, the Registrar, Alhaji Musa Ango Abdullahi urged the beneficiaries to be very conscious and careful in ridding the motorcycles, adding that it is to ease their work and not for sale.
Also speaking, the University Bursar, Malam Abdul Garba congratulated the beneficiaries saying the Security Welfare Committee has set the pace for others to follow.
He advised them to take it as one of their achievements in life, urging the Welfare Committee to extend same gesture to other members for more effective and efficient service delivery.
Earlier, the Chairman of the University Staff Welfare Committee, Malam Danjuma Ibrahim explain that thus far, the Committee has over One Hundred members, adding that the aim is to carter for the needs of the security staff.
Malam Ibrahim disclosed that the Welfare Committee has also given lands, foods and also rendered financial assistance to members with health challenges.
He disclosed further that Twenty Three motorcycles have been given out as loans to members where deductions will gradually be made from their monthly salaries for a certain period of time.
He however assured that the Committee would continue to initiate programmes and policies that will promote and and improve on the lives of its members.
Delivering a vote of thanks, the Acting Chief Security Officer Captain Mahmud Aliyu said the idea for the establishment of the Welfare Committee was conceived in Twenty Fifteen stressing that many of its members have so far benefited from other programmes.
Captain Aliyu appreciated the University Management for its unflinching support all the time, particularly in boosting the security of life and property of students.