New Private Security Outfit To Complement OAU Crackers

By David Adetula

The Management of Obafemi Awolowo University has announced that a new private security outfit is being brought on board to complement and reinforce the existing security personnel within the University estate.

This development was contained in a Statement signed by the University Registrar, D. O. Awoyemi. The Management said her new decision was triggered following the Report of the Federal Government Visitation Panel to the institution in 2011 and the Federal Government White Paper accepting the recommendations contained therein on outsourcing of the Security outfit of the University.

The implementation of the FG White Paper was finally given a nod by the University Governing Council during a meeting with the University Management on Thursday, September 10, 2015.

Since the announcement of this development, we have been able to gather from some quarters that the current security personnel known as the Crackers have raised fears over their fate cum job security. To this, the university authority has however allayed fears saying the new development will not affect the existing security personnel.

It will be recalled that the popular OAU Crackers were branded sometimes three years ago to work as internal security personnel. Ever since their commissioning, they have repeatedly received applause from both the staff and students population for their outstanding activities.


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