Unilag boosts security architectures on campus, renovates police station on Lagoon front

As a way of further enhancing the security architectures on campus and its neighbouring communities, the University of Lagos (UNILAG) Akoka, on Tuesday, handed over the Marine Police Post on the Lagoon front after renovation back to the Lagos State Police Command for full operations.

The police post which was built in 1991 had been before now operating in a skeletal manner.

The facility was renovated by the university as a special intervention project through the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund).

Unilag boosts security architectures
The Marine Police Post renovated by UNILAG and inaugurated for use on Tuesday.

Inaugurating the police post on Tuesday, the Vice-Chancellor of UNILAG, Prof Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, said the sole aim of renovating the marine police post was to boost the security architectures not only on campus but also in the entire neighbouring communities of the university including Iwaya, Makoko and Oworonsoki.

He said statistics had shown that marine communities anywhere in the country and elsewhere are vulnerable to attacks by hoodlums and other unscrupulous elements in the society, thus the need not leave any room for “us to be attacked before taking steps to secure our environment well.

“We also believe that the police post when in full operations will equally serve the neighbouring communities and support the security personnel on the Third Mainland Bridge also,” he added

He said UNILAG had about 67,000 and 5, 000 students and staff populations respectively and also play host to about 9,000 visitors on a daily basis, hence the need to constantly improve security mechanisms on the ground.

He, however, promised that the university would also equip the police post with all necessary facilities that would make the job easier for the policemen and officers stationed there.

In his remarks, the Lagos State Police Commissioner, Mr Hakeem Odumosu, who was represented by the Area ‘C’ Commander, Mr Tijani Fatai lauded the effort of the university on the facility, saying it would greatly enhance the operations of his men and officers around the waterfront and its neighbouring areas.

He said the objective of the Lagos Police Command was to provide adequate security for all the people of Lagos State irrespective of where they live and work including in the schools’ environment.

He said that is why the police always welcome corporate organisations, educational institutions, groups and individuals that are ready to collaborate with them for the purpose of improving their operations.

He, however, promised that the refurbished police post would be put to good use by the command.

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Unilag boosts security architectures on campus, renovates police station on Lagoon front

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