Security agencies operating in the Epe corridor of Lagos state have reiterated their commitment to ensuring safety and security in and around Augustine University. This was made known at the meeting of the Council Committee on Security held on the 21st of June, 2018.

The Vice-Chancellor, Prof. Steve Afolami who chaired the meeting acknowledged the assistance of the different security agencies to the University and the Ilara community in general. He further charged the agencies on the need for improved and sustained intelligence gathering which should be made available to the University from time to time.


The VC disclosed that the University Law does not permit unionism among staff and students. On the part of students, he stated that the student’s welfare board, with students’ representatives acts as intermediary between students and the University Senate.


The VC thanked God for the relative safety that the University had enjoyed and prayed for God’s continued protection and the cooperation of the security agencies in the area. He disclosed the various measures the University had put in place to guard against cultism which according to him, begins from admission screening and continues through lecture attendance monitoring after students resume on campus.


In their response, the representatives of the deifferent security agencies present thanked the University management and the Vice-Chancellor in particular for the privilege to be part of the committee thereby urging the initiative to be sustained and the engagement, more robust.

Present at the meeting was the representatives of the Department of State Services, Oluranti Ogundijo and Mohammed Saheed; representatives of the State Fire Service, Olugbade Titus, PFSI and Odebiyi Afolashade, FS; representative of the Nigeria Police, Adeyeri Sunday, DPO Epe ; and representing the Nigerian Army, Capt. Asiayei Macbeth. Also in attendance was the University’s Chief Security Officer, Mr. O. Daramola, Director of Works and Services, Engineer T. Bello, and the Secretary to the Committee, Mr. M. Okodua


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