How we saved UNIMAID from Boko Haram insurgents — Ex-VC | Dailytrust

How we saved UNIMAID from Boko Haram insurgents — Ex-VC

A former Vice Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi
A former Vice Chancellor of the University of Maiduguri, Borno State, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi

A former vice-chancellor of the University of Maiduguri, Professor Ibrahim Abubakar Njodi, has revealed how the institution was saved at the peak of Boko Haram insurgency.

Njodi, who is the Secretary to the Gombe State Government, made the disclosure during a public lecture organised by the Federal University of Kashere (FUK), Gombe State.

The lecture had a theme, ‘University Management in an Insurgency Ridden Environment: Experiences of University of Maiduguri during the Boko Haram Uprising.’

The former vice-chancellor revealed that one of the strategies he adopted to protect the university at the heat of Boko Haram insurgency, was carrying all and sundry along.

Prof. Njodi said the university also sought the conventional security personnel, “like the police, DSS, army among others, which was added to the internal security of the university, to beef up the security network on campus.”

He added that he also placed the welfare of the students as a number one priority, through periodic routine and personal visits to them in their hostels, such that it endeared him to them.

He, however, gave the assurances of his commitment to promote the academic and physical development of the university, staff and student welfare, as well as sustain quality assurance of the university to enhance community relations.

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