Prof. Bala said this yesterday when he received the new Commander of Headquarters, Training and Doctrine Command, Nigerian Army (HQ TRADOC) Minna, Maj. Gen. Adeku Salihu who paid him a courtesy visit in his office.

The Vice-Chancellor observed that the present situation where the military is involved in internal security operations in many states shows that the solution is beyond having boots on the ground across the country, hence the need to bring in technology.

He expressed happiness over the visit, adding that the University looks forward to carrying out demand-driven researches for the Armed Forces, just as he pointed out that the essence of the institution was to give effect to the nation’s desire for self-reliance in science and technology.

Prof. Bala gave assurances of the University’s readiness to collaborate with TRADOC which is the think-tank of the Nigerian Army.

Earlier, the TRADOC Commander, Maj. Gen. Salihu, said that the formation under his command would like to take advantage of its proximity to the University to enhance collaboration between both parties.

He said the military recognises the centrality of research and development in today’s warfare, hence the need for the collaboration.

Gen. Salihu who attested to the high quality of graduates produced by the University, recalling that when, in his former capacity as Chief of Communication at Defence Headquarters, he was tasked to start a research team for the Armed Forces, he discovered that most of the manpower engaged for that purpose were alumni of FUT, Minna.

In a related development, the Vice-Chancellor has called on the Nigerian Police to show diligence and do their job in the best interest of the society and within the ambits of the law.

He stated this yesterday when the Area Commander, Bosso, ACP Abiodun Onuoha paid him a courtesy visit in his office.

Prof. Bala pointed out that in most cases, the University interactions with Police are associated with negative events. He said maintaining a close working relationship in crime-related problems will help keep crime down and students will be more comfortable in situations involving Police.

The VC said, Police are partners in progress and that it is important that they understand the unique need of the University community to make our campuses safer. He particularly thanked the Area Commander for the visit.

Speaking earlier, ACP Abiodun pledged to maintain a very strong commitment to campus safety and security. He further solicited for a cordial working relationship with the University. “If we work with you and you work with us, students and staff will feel safer when they are on campus and we will be happy that we are doing our job,” he stated.


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