The management of the Federal University of Lafia, Fulafia, Nasarawa State, has set up measures to curtail the incessant security challenges bedeviling the community in recent times.
This was disclosed by the Vice-Chancellor of the University, Professor Shehu Abdul Raham, during a press briefing marking the institution's 6th, 7th, and 8th convocation at the school Senate chamber.
He stated that the management is in talks with security operatives, community stakeholders, and student union leaders to devise strategies to tackle insecurity.
"When it comes to security matters, we don't need to divulge what we are discussing with security agencies, and it is not for me to make it public," he added.
"Furthermore, we have been meeting with village heads, security personnel, landlords, and student union leaders in areas where our students reside to design a way forward."
Regarding staff welfare, the Vice-Chancellor stated, "As a university, the only thing we can do to improve the welfare of staff is to ensure that we don't overlook their promotions." He continued,
"I can tell you that since I assumed office three years ago, we have cleared all workers' arrears. Additionally, we prioritize staff welfare by providing regular training opportunities.
"We have established a staff productivity promotion unit, and within my three years in office, every category of staff has undergone various training sessions."
Speaking on preparing students to face labor market challenges, the Vice-Chancellor emphasized that students are not only prepared with credentials but also with practical skills.
"Based on this, they have undergone numerous training sessions where they acquire not only technical skills but also social skills, which many universities tend to overlook."