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The Management of Ibrahim Badamasi Babangida has reiterated its commitment to capacity development of staff in the Institution through training and retraining programmes in order to get them more acquainted with emerging trends in their respective fields.

The Vice Chancellor, Professor Muhammad Nasir Maiturare made this known while speaking at the closing ceremony of a three-week long intensive training workshop for Security personnel of the University with the theme: “Tackling Security Challenges In Tertiary Institutions”.

The Vice Chancellor who was represented by the Deputy Vice Chancellor (Administration), Professor Abu-Kasim Adamu said quality learning and research activities can not thrive in any Institution where security of its environment is not guaranteed; hence the need for capacity development programme for the security personnel of the University to keep them in tune with the current trends in security issues.

Professor Maiturare expressed satisfaction with the quality of training given to the University security personnel by Deepcover Guards Limited.

He stated that the training would undoubtedly improve the capacity and behavioural attitudes of the security personnel of the University; which would also add more values to the activities in the Institution.

The Vice Chancellor also commended the participants for their commitment and dedication to all the training sessions and urged them to bring to bear the knowledge acquired in their duties.

In his remarks, the Registrar, Alhaji Musa Ango Abdullahi who was represented by the Deputy Registrar (Establishment), Alhaji Idris Saleh Kusherki appreciated the the Vice Chancellor for enthroning staff capacity building as a cardinal programme of his administration.

He urged the participants to rededicate themselves and make use of whatever they have learnt in the training so as to improve the quality of security system in the university and the host community.

Speaking earlier, the Managing Director, Deepcover Guards Limited, Major General Shehu Usman Abdulkadir, represented by the leader of the Resource Persons, Mr Emmanuel Ubeosem appreciated the University Management for partnering with DEEPCOVER GUARDS on the training of its security personnel; pointing out that the knowledge impacted on the participants through out the training sessions would certainly improve the campus security architecture.

He assured that the participants are now better equipped in the areas of physical fitness/combat readiness, crime monitoring and investigation as well as security communication.

In his vote of thanks, Chief Security Officer of the University, Major Ndagi Tete Kudu, Rtd, thanked the Management for affording his personnel opportunity to further build their capacities.

Highlights of the ceremony was review of parade by the Vice Chancellor and presentation of awards to three best participants of the workshop,as well as Certificate of Attendance to the participants.

Mallam Lawal Usman Maikunkele emerged the overall best, with Mallam Mohammed Zubairu as the second, while Mallam Mohammed Abdulraham took the third award.