Special Assistant to the Rivers state Governor on Student Affairs, Maxwell Soye has met with Student Union leaders over the robbery incident at the Rivers State University.
Soye in a statement said their discussion was centred on strategies to prevent future attacks on campuses and to maintain peace through strengthened collaboration among the school’s security department, students, and the government.
His statement reads,
Following our continued engagement in response to the recent robbery incident at Rivers State University, I convened a crucial meeting today with the Presidents of the Student Union Governments, Chapter Presidents of the National Union of Rivers State Students (NURSS), and Ethnic National Presidents of the State. Our discussions centered on strategies to prevent future attacks on campuses and to maintain peace through strengthened collaboration among the school’s security department, students, and the government, underpinned by effective information sharing.
During this meeting, the student leaders put forth valuable suggestions regarding security measures on their respective campuses. These recommendations include the installation of CCTV cameras, strategically positioned security posts, an increase in security personnel, and the recruitment of young and well-trained individuals to bolster security efforts.
It is evident from this gathering that the students of Rivers State are committed to ensuring the safety and security of their campuses. As the government of Sir.Siminalayi Fubara, is equally dedicated to supporting these efforts and fostering an environment where learning can flourish without fear.
This meeting reaffirms our shared commitment to peace, security, and the well-being of students across Rivers State. We will continue to work closely with all stakeholders to implement the recommended security measures and resolve outstanding issues within the Student Community.
In unity, we can achieve lasting peace and security for our educational institutions and the broader community.