The Ekiti State Police command has assured the Federal University Oye-Ekiti community of a cordial and harmonious working relationship. Led by the State Police Commissioner, Mr. Etop John James, the command visited the university while on their familiarization tour of police formations and traditional institutions across the state. The police boss in company of some of his other commanding officers such as the officer -in-charge of the Mobile Police and the OC CIB, among others, was received by the Vice Chancellor Professor, Isaac Asuzu, in his office.

The police boss said he came and inherited a harmonious working relationship between the institution and the command and reiterated that his officers and men are always willing to offer necessary services to the university community. He promised that no effort will be spared towards providing an enabling environment for a peaceful co-existence between town and gown. As a specialist in police-community relations, he said that the doors of his administration were wide open for complaints or suggestions on how to relate best with staff and students of the university community.

Responding, the Vice Chancellor, Professor Isaac Asuzu applauded the police for ensuring peace in FUOYE. He appreciated the OC Mopol and his men especially for their unrelenting efforts and support during the staff unrest of December 2014. He assured his guests and the police command at large that the institution would continue to relate with the police not only in times of

trouble but as partners in progress. He hinted that FUOYE in due course might introduce courses such as law, criminology and ICT that would involve officers and men of the police. This he said is what obtains in advanced societies and which deepens police-university relations.

No institution, he said, can do without the police. “ We should be relating, not only when we have challenges” he suggested.

The university principal officers were all present during the courtesy call by the police commissioner.