The Department of State Services has said it will intensify security watch on tertiary institutions in Anambra State.
It asked management of higher institutions to collaborate with it for security.
The DSS director in Anambra State, Mr Yusuf Isyaku stated this when he received the management of the Federal Polytechnic, Oko, Anambra State led by its acting Rector, Dr. Izuchukwu Onu, in his office at Amawbia, near Awka, the state capital.
He said collaboration between tertiary institutions and security organisations was key for the realisation of security and peace in the country.
Isyaku said his office was happy with the level of peace and security at the Federal Polytechnic, Oko and would continue to partner with the management to sustain the tempo.
He said the Governor of Anambra State, Chief Willie Obiano was passionate about security and peace in the state, urging the polytechnic to share in the governor’s vision.
He assured the polytechnic of the continued support of his office, adding that “The Federal Poly Oko is doing well in security and we will always support you.”
Earlier, the rector said the familiarisation visit was to appreciate the DSS for its supportive role in efficient security services in the polytechnic.
Onu said the school had zero tolerance for crime and cultism, adding that the visit was to consolidate the relationship between the school and DSS in the state.
The rector also visited the Anambra State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Commission, Mr Sunday Ajayi.
He appealed to the FRSC officials to help sensitise motorists plying the roads leading to the institution to abide by safety code.
Responding, Ajayi assured the rector of the preparedness of his officers and men to ensure that road users abide by the road safety code to reduce crashes.
He said, “FRSC is willing to partner the polytechnic to further build the capacity of drivers of the school.”