A staff at the Institute for Development Studies, Dr. Shaibu Bukari, has donated 10 reflective vests to the University Security Section.
Dr. Bukari, who pursued his Ph. D. at the University of Sussex, United Kingdom, said he has observed that most campus security officers have been operating without reflective vests which according to him was dangerous as they needed to be visible at night.
Dr. Bukari praised the immense contributions of the Section personnel in controlling traffic and insisting on discipline on the roads. He called on his colleagues who travel abroad to emulate his exemplary donation to the Section.
The Head of the Security Section, Mr. Johnson Agyemang, who received the items on behalf of the Section, expressed his warmest gratitude to Dr. Bukari for his kind gesture. He noted that the reflective vests would notify drivers of the presence of the Security officers on the road and thereby deter drivers and other motorists from committing offences on the road.
Mr. Agyemang appealed to other benevolent academics and institutions in the University community to support the Section in their untiring efforts to ensure comprehensive safety on the roads.
In a related development, Dr. Shaibu Bukari has presented 10 litter pickers to the UCC Environmental Health Section. He said the gesture would improve environmental sanitation in the University community.
Dr. Shaibu noted that the litter pickers would help campus sanitation officers from using their bare hands to pick litters on the ground. He said this at a short presentation ceremony at the premises of the Section.
Receiving the items on behalf of the Section, the Head of Environmental Health Services, Salisu Mohammed Yussif, thanked the Dr. Shaibu for the donation. He said the donation was timely and would enhance the sanitation conditions on campus.
Mr. Yussif assured the donor that the items would be used for its intended purpose so as to prolong its lifespan. He also appealed to other public-spirited individuals to support the Section to enhance environmental sanitation on campus.