Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech) has donated another brand new four- seater patrol van to the Nigerian Police to buoy security of life and property on the campus and oil the partnership between the two organisations.
Handing over the vehicle to the State Criminal Investigation Department (SCID), Panti, yesterday, Yabatech Rector, Dr. Margaret Kudirat Ladipo said the gesture was to further boost security on campus and support the Nigerian Police in securing the College.Yabatech is located in a very hot spot but for your support and camaraderie, it would have been pretty difficult securing this campus in view of its situational circumstances. We thank the Nigerian police for the support in time past. Our appreciation goes to the Lagos State Commissioner of Police and the Inspector General of Police for the assistance in time past.
This is a federal institution and people come in and go out of the College en-masse on daily basis, yet the College is surrounded by hordes of gangsters from every angle. We thank God for the peace we daily have, and we thank the Nigerian Police too for the support they extend to us, trusting that with prayer and your continued support, the campus will be free at all times from anti-social vices,she said.
Receiving the fully air-conditioned vehicle fitted with siren and police head lamp, the Deputy Commissioner of Police, SCID, Panti, Mr. Abiodun Ogidan expressed appreciation to the College on behalf of the IGP, and the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, Mr. Fatai Owoseni for the gesture.
He said, We are happy and challenged. This is a peculiar gift because this is the first Corporate Social Responsibility gift the new IGP is receiving. We will let him know that Yabatech has done this for us.
He promised on behalf of his team of officers from the SCID to continue to support the College. We assure the Yabatech Management that this good gesture will be reciprocated by ensuring that crime is reduced to the barest minimum and to continue to make Yabatech an institution where everybody can sleep with the two eyes closed in spite of its peculiar circumstance.
Yesterdays gift was the second in six month. The College, having earlier donated a Hilux four-seater jeep to the Sabo Police Station to facilitate round the clock security the College campus.