NSCDC In Lagos Boost Security Consciousness In Badagry
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps is not just a modern Federal Paramilitary Agency of Government, with an international membership, but a well-grounded grassroots security organisation, which is close to the populace.
So says the Lagos state commandant of the corps, Mr Eweka Okoro at the public sensitization tagged “Grassroot Security” put together by the Badagry division of the Corps.
The programme is part of activities lined up ahead of the INTERNATIONAL CIVIL DEFENCE DAY CELEBRATION which usually comes up on 1st March of every year.
The Badagry division of the Command, led by Chief Superintendent of Corps(CSC) Akinyemi Rasheed Ayodeji, led discussants on the topic: “TAKING CHARGE OF THE ENVIRONMENT BY BEING SECURITY CONSCIOUS,”
Commandant Eweka Douglas Okoro was ably represented also by Deputy Commandant Ayo Agoro, who also gave the opening remark, of the Commandant at the event said.
“We live and dine with Nigerians and without security at the grassroots, there can not be peaceful and sustainable development in the larger society,”
The sensitization programme, which featured lectures, in line with the theme, from the NSCDC Lagos State Command PRO ASCI Abolurin Oluwaseun Olumide and others was also witnessed by arrays of Security Agencies such as; the Nigeria Correctional Service, Federal Road Safety Corps, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service.
Other organizations represented at the event included religious bodies, local council authorities, traditional institutions, community leaders, non – governmental organizations (Salvation Army), corps, women, youths and the media.
A spokesman for the Lagos Command of the corps, Assistant Superintendent of Corps I(ASCI) Abolurin Oluwaseun said the Divisional Officer, CSC Akinyemi Ayodeji, hailed the synergy between the NSCDC and other security agencies, particularly the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency facilitated by the Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, CG Ahmed Abubakar Audi, in a bid to nip insecurity on the bud at the grassroots and the larger society.
There is no gainsaying that most of the increasing insecurity challenges in the nation have been researched to be linked to abuse of drugs and drug addiction amidst others”