BRIEF HISTORY OF THE SECURITY UNIT
University of Lagos Security Unit started as Watch Night under the Registry until 1984 when it was moved to the Vice-Chancellor’s office. Mr. Oladipo was the first Security Officer, while Mr. Abioye (late) was his assistant until 1976. When the unit was re-organized, Mr. Ojeme (ASP) was seconded to the University Security Unit from Nigeria Police Force. He resumed duty as the first Chief Security Officer on October 7, 1976 and left the as Chief Executive Officer 1985 till 1992. Mr. R.O. Akinyemi took over the command of the leadership of the unit in acting capacity between 1992 and 1993. Mr. J.O. Akinyemi took over the command as the Chief Security Officer between 1993 and 1996. Mr. R.O. Akinyemi came back as the head in acting capacity from 1996 to 1998.
Mr. A.O.A Fadipe (DCP Retired) took over the control of command of the unit as the Chief Security Officer from 1998 to December 2003 while Mr. Dipo Akowonjo took control of the command from November 2003 till present date.
The security unit has undergone a lot of changes since inception due to environmental dynamics. In order to cope with the societal security and safety demands of the University caused by increase in students’ involvement in cult activities, University Security Committee was established by the administration. The security committee meets to make recommendations to the Vice-Chancellor on security and safety issues in the University.