- …appoints two deputies, Ekpenyong and Umoren.
As part of efforts to rejig the internal security architecture of the University of Calabar, UNICAL, the management of the institution has approved the appointment of a new Acting Chief Security Officer, CSO, Capt. Augustine Bisong (retd.)
In the same vein, the management also appointed PSOs, Ekpenyong Asikpo Ekpenyong and Godwin Daniel Umoren as Acting Deputy Chief Security Officers, CSO Administration and Operations respectively.
In separate letters sighted by this paper, the management of the institution conveyed the appointments of the trio with effect from May 18, 2022, for the initial two years in the first instance.
The appointments as conveyed in separate letters signed by the University Registrar, Mr Gabriel Egbe stated that Capt. Augustine Ofum Bisong, retd., was now the Acting Chief Security Officer (CSO).
“Capt. Bisong whose tenure commences on the 18th of May, 2022, takes over from the erstwhile Ag. CSO, Retd. Supol Usani Okon.
“The new Ag. CSO is to be responsible to the Vice-Chancellor for the day to day administration of the Security Unit while ensuring the safety of lives and property within the Campus,” it stated.
It further stated that their appointment which also commences on 18th May 2022 is for an initial period of two years in the first instance.
“Both Ag. DCSOs are answerable and responsible to the Ag. CSO for the day to day security administration on campus.
“The management expects the Officers to bring their wealth of experience to bear in halting the spade of insecurity on campus while working to ensure palpable improvement of same.
THE PARADISE NEWS gathered that the new Ag. CSO, Capt. Augustine Bisong (Rtd) who was born on December 12, 1975, hails from Bansan Osokom Clan, Boki Local Government Area of Cross River State.
The retired army Officer is an alumnus of the University of Calabar and a graduate of Theatre Arts.
He served as a National Youth Service Corps, NYSC member between January to December 2002. Capt. Bisong was among the successful applicants admitted into Nigerian Defence Academy, NDA. He was trained and commissioned as Second Lieutenant into the Nigerian Army Infantry Corps.
Capt. Bisong (retd.) has been involved in several operational Theatres and held very demanding appointments including that of Commanding Officer (Rear) 81 Battalion Nigerian Army – Mokola Ibadan, Oyo State.
Retd. Capt. Bisong was awarded the General Operations Medal (GOM) by the then Chief of Army Staff, General TY Buratai (Retd.).
Bisong eventually retired voluntarily on June 30, 2017, before his induction into the University’s security architecture on March 3, 2021.
He is happily married and blessed with children.