AAUA Kits Security Officers, Maps out Anti-Crime Measures
The Management of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo State, has promised to continue to do its best towards securing the lives and property of members of the University Community as well as visitors to the citadel of learning.
The Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olugbenga Ige, gave these assurances on Monday (May 17, 2021) while unveiling a new set of uniform, kits and equipment aimed at boosting the effectiveness and morale of the officers and men of the University’s Security Unit.
Prof. Ige, who disclosed that several measures are being considered to ensure the safety of lives and property, including vehicles parked on the campus, called on the men of the Security Unit to double their efforts towards total eradication of crime and anti-social behaviours in and around the campus.
He said, “We will continue to do everything within our reach to ensure maximum security of lives and property of everyone on campus. In addition, we will continue to support the Security Unit of the University. We will provide whatever is needed because if the campus is secured and peaceful, then all of us will work with peace of mind and fervor.”
The Ag. VC also charged the Unit to ensure that its men are neatly and well kitted at all times while going about their duties on campus.
Earlier, the Acting Chief Security Officer, Mr. Seye Alademomi, had led his men to welcome the Ag. Vice Chancellor and his team with a guard-of-honour and a parade.
Mr. Alademomi pledged that his men would double their efforts to improve on the existing peace and security on the campus, even as he solicited the support of Management towards the provision of some needed logistics and gadgets.
Present at the ceremony were the Registrar, Mr. Olugbenga Arajulu; Bursar, Mrs.Olubunmi Ologun, FCA; Coordinator of the University Library, Mr.Tunde Ademodi, as well as Deans, Directors, and other top officers.
AAUA VC Pledges Support for Coop Societies
The Acting Vice Chancellor of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Prof. Olugbenga Ebenezer Ige, has reaffirmed that the Management would continue to support and strengthen various Cooperative Societies in the institution.
He stated this on Tuesday (May 18, 2021) at the inauguration of an ultra-modern complex of the General Staff Cooperative Multipurpose Society. The complex comprises office spaces, warehouses, business centres, and nine lock-up shops, amongst others.
He said, “As Management, we will continue to do everything possible to support all the Cooperative Societies in our University to continue to render assistance to their members.
“It is heart-warming that this Society has put up this beautiful and gigantic structure in spite of financial constraints. I have gone round the building and have seen that it can conveniently compete with any of its kind; the offices are large, well-furnished and equipped.”
Prof. Ige commended the Executive Members of the Society for completing the project that originally started more than 10 years ago, adding that the feat attests to the integrity and hard work of the Executive members.
Speaking earlier, the President of the Society, Mr. Wilson Akinbulumo, had toldthegatheringthat,“Thisprojectwasconceived,startedandabandoned by the previous Executives over a decade ago. However, on January 2019, we constituted a new Committee made up of professionals drawn from different arms of the University and tasked it to complete the job.”
He further said that the large open spaces available within the complex are suitable for family and social events just as the lock-up shops would be rented out to generate revenue for the Society which is one of the five registered Coop Societies in the University.
He thanked the Building Committee and members of the society for their cooperation and support and for working tirelessly to ensure that the edifice was completed and put to use.
Chairman of the Building Committee, Architect Emmanuel Orimoloye, in his remarks, said the well-ventilated four-wing bungalow complex would not only add to the atheistic ambience of the university, but also generate revenue for the society.
The event was attended by the Registrar, Mr. Gbenga Arajulu; Coordinator of the University Library, Mr. Tunde Ademodi; and other senior staff of the University. Also present were officials of the State Ministry of Cooperative Services, including Mr. B.S. Adegboyega, Prince Sola Obanla, and Chief A.S. Ologungbeja.
Higher Institutions’ Football League: Bring Home the Trophy, VC Charges
The Football Team of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, also known as The Luminaries, have qualified for the next round of the Higher Institutions Football League (HIFL) tournament.
Receiving members of the team who visited him in his office on Wednesday, May 20, 2021, the Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olugbenga Ige, charged the players to do their best to win the ultimate trophy of the competition.
He expressed satisfaction with the report of their performances at the zonal preliminaries held in Benin City early this month, and pledged the continued support of Management for the team in the next phase.
Briefing the VC earlier, the Chief Coach, Lawal Surajudeen Akorede, had said that the team came second at the Zone B preliminaries with two wins, one draw and one loss. The zone had teams from the host, University of Benin; Federal University, Oye Ekiti, (FUOYE); Niger Delta University; and Federal University of Petroleum Resources, Efunrun.
He thanked the University Management for the support and encouragement given to the team, noting that it would have been impossible to participate in the zonal preliminaries without the necessary financial support from the University Management.
Meanwhile, the team captain, Adekimoye Omotayo, has been invited to the national camp in preparation for the World Universities Games slated for Japan later in the year based on his exploits at the zonal preliminaries. Nigeria will be presenting a united football team with players drawn from participating teams of the ongoing HIFL. Another AAUA player has also been offered a contract with a Nigerian Premier League team. Registrar, Somidinla Olagoke; accompanied the Commanding Officer on the visit, while the duo of Daniel Oluwasiji and Opeyemi Oladehin served as ADCs.
‘Ajasin Varsity to Boost Para-Military Groups for More Efficiency’
The Management of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, will do its best to support all paramilitary organisations on campus with a view of improving on their efficiency and service delivery.
The Acting Vice Chancellor, Prof. Olugbenga Ige, gave the promise on Wednesday while playing host to members of the AAUA Chapter of the Boys Brigade of Nigeria who paid him a courtesy visit in his office.
He noted that the Brigade Band always adds colour and fanfare to University events and, thus, should be encouraged, even as he granted the wish of the Band to help clear and fumigate the surroundings of its base.
Speaking earlier, the Commanding Officer, Mr. George Akintola, had solicited the support of the University Management towards the procurement of some needed items.
The Chief Training Officer, Samuel Olabode; Band Major, Promise Nneji; Cadet Registrar, Somidinla Olagoke; accompanied the Commanding Officer on the visit, while the duo of Daniel Oluwasiji and Opeyemi Oladehin served as ADCs.
AAUA Graduate Wins NYSC DG’s Award
The Director General of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC), Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim, has honoured a graduate of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Miss Lydia Iyanuoluwa Ibrahim, for her meritorious service to the community she was posted to for the mandatory national service.
She was honoured at the maiden edition of the Director-General’s Community Development Service Award, during which corps members were rewarded for outstanding performances in the sphere of Community Development Service.
The event took place at the NYSC headquarters in Abuja on May 6, 2021.
Miss Ibrahim, a 2019 graduate of Microbiology from AAUA, served at the Federal Government Girls College, Langtang, Plateau State, where she taught Biology, Chemistry, and Photography.
Some of the eye-catching projects that won her the award include; donation of 21-wheelchairstothephysically challenged, four mobility canes for the visually impaired, 20 sets of chairs and tables to the special school section of the College, and provision of 25 pairs of sewn uniforms for less privileged students.
Her other achievements include, donation of 156 exercise books to special students, two voice recorders for the use of visually impaired students, and sensitization and awareness creation for people living with disabilities, among others.
Speaking at the award presentation, Brigadier General Shuaibu Ibrahim said corps members have made enormous impact in communities all over the country, with their legacies further endearing the Scheme to all and sundry.
He added that their efforts have not only helped to bridge the imbalance in rural-urban development, but also reawakened stakeholders’ consciousness regarding the needs of the rural dwellers.
He commended the award recipients, adding that successive batches of corps members have served as foot soldiers in the implementation of different Community Development Service projects across the country. The awardees include the overall best position; Oduma Fidelis Mbam AD/19C/2164, second best – Ibrahim Iyanu Lydia PL/19B/3818 and third best – Shittu Iyanuoluwa Moyinoluwa – BN/19A/0226.