On September 19, 2022, Interim President Professor Attahir Yusuf received the Adamawa State Commandant of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps Abdulkadir Ismail Garo and his team on a courtesy visit.
Professor Attahir appreciated the Commandant and his team for the visit and their willingness to be a "partner in progress." He also encouraged him to consolidate the existing good relationship between the two organizations.
President Attahir further commended the Corps for their relentless efforts in ensuring a conducive environment for development while safeguarding lives and properties. He assured the Commandant of AUN's willingness and commitment to working closely with the security agency.
"As a Nigerian Development University, we contribute to the development of our society by building capacity in young people both in learning and character; training them to be sensitive to the peculiar needs of our society and proffer solutions. Entrepreneurship is one of the tools we use because we cannot always depend on the government and public institutions to provide all the necessary solutions to the needs of the society."
The interim President said it is an AUN tradition to create essential partnerships.
"We are ready to work with you to apply this principle of entrepreneurship in your institution so we can better analyze issues while also offering training and collaboration with our very proactive security team to create synergy."
To receive the guests with President Attahir were the Chair, Faculty of Deans, Dr. Patrick Fay; University Registrar/VP Administration, Anthony Fadaka; VP for Safety and Security, Dr. Lionel Rawlins, and AUN Chief Security Officer, Ms. Olayide Babalola.
The visiting Security and Civil Defense boss, CC Garo, reiterated the Corps' commitment to safeguarding lives and properties in Adamawa State. He further stated that his visit to AUN is to further build on the already existing cordial relationship between the two organizations and plans for possible future partnerships in areas of common interest.
"Both AUN and the NSCDC are stakeholders in the development of this community. There are so many ways we can complement each other and the state command is looking forward to a high level of cooperation to continue to keep the state safe for business and development."
The Commandant was accompanied on the visit by his Deputy, Bala Abali Muhammad; Deputy Commandant Administration, Aminu Mohammed; Assistant Commandant Agro Rangers, Bele Henry; and CD Public Relations Officer, Yakubu Bilel.
Reported by Tina Bitrus