Nigeria (Crawford University) Meet Crawford’s New CSO

“I Left Crawford University as an Assistant Security Officer” says Crawford New CSO.

Just like the popular saying, “the sky is the starting point” this could be related to anyone who has found the right campus as a measure to aid, the Chief Security Officer noted that efforts are been made to sensitize its career part in the journey of life. This is so for the newly appointed Chief Security Officer of the University, Mr., whose career progression is indeed worthwhile to be crown one of the best amidst his counterpart Nationwide.

Speaking with the IPPR Team, the Chief Security Officer appreciated the University Management for giving him the opportunity to serve in the capacity of the CSO, while he reaffirmed adequate security on campus with the usual support and backing of the Management, Staff and Students, because security is everyone’s business. He revealed that his emergence as the CSO was ordained by God.

“Even though I have served in Redeemers University as the Chief Security Officer for a while and later trajected to Adekunle Ajasin University first as the second in command then later as the CSO. But I knew it was time for me to come back home as ordained by God.”

The Chief Security Officer also mentioned that aside from being a former Nigerian Police Officer which he later disengaged from to pursue other offers, noted that his passion for security services has not bound.

I was once a Nigeria Police Officer as a ‘Corpora’, but I disengaged when I had a better offer, but right from the onset I find security as a calling which I do with pleasure” he said.

Considering the inadequacy in the ratio of security manpower on campus, the Chief Security Officer has affirmed that the University Management is working hard to ensure more recruitment of security personnel on the campus.

“I will say the University Management is putting efforts to recruit more manpower soon” said Mr Gbenga. While the IPPR Team inquired about bridging the communication gap on campus as a measure to aid adequate security, the Chief Security Officer noted that efforts are been made to sensitize its public on the use of their Identity Card at all times so as to differentiate us from our visitors. More so, establishing a warm relationship with students through the Students body leadership (SRC) is essential.

Standing tall among other neighbouring University, Crawford University is blessed with the appointment of the self-acclaimed “‘Security Boy’ (CSO) begin a seasoned security expert, having attained a ‘Fellow’ in the Institute of Security of Nigeria.”

The University IPPR Team gleaned that the Chief Security Officer hailed from Ogun State in the Obafemi Owode Local Government Area. He is happily married and blessed with children. He loves to eat anything his wife cooks, and at his leisure he likes prayer jogging.

Indeed, life they say is a cycle to those who believes in evolution and a bridge to those who can navigate their way through. This can be said of the Chief Security Officer who revealed that his coming back to Crawford was a prophesy ordained by God. “I once told the Crawford first Vice Chancellor; Prof M.T. Ige, during my Sent-forth exit from the University in 2007, that I will come back to Crawford University but needed to go garner more experience.”