The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Osun has solicited the support of the Nigerian Army and Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) in tackling insecurity in the state.
Dr Akintayo Adaralewa, the NSCDC Commandant in Osun, made the appeal when he paid a courtesy visit to Brig.-Gen. Aliyu Abdulkareem, the Commander, Engineer Construction Command, Nigerian Army, Ede and A.O Bewaji, Comptroller, NIS, Osogbo.
A statement by Kehinde Adeleke, the NSCDC spokesperson in Osogbo, noted that Adaralewa made the appeal during separate visits to Adulkareem and Bewaji on Friday.
Adaralewa commended the Nigerian Army for the existing cordial working relationship between NSCDC and the Army in the area.
He said that the corps had benefitted from military trainings at various times, adding that NSCDC was a proud product of the military.
“We solicit for more trainings and re-trainings of our personnel to enhance optimal operational performance in the discharge of our duties to the nation,” Adaralewa appealed.
The NSCDC boss said that the corps was saddled with the responsibility of protecting the school children across the country, in addition to other mandates.
He said, the safe school initiative aimed at combating cultism, drug abuse and other social vices in schools placed additional responsibility on the corps which requires continued upgrade of its personnel.
Responding, AbdulKareem thanked Adarawela for the visit and pledged his commitment in maintaining the existing relationship between Nigerian Army and NSCDC.
AbdulKareem, who harped on the need for proactive intelligence gathering, said NSCDC and other sister agencies saddled with internal security should work more closely with the public for better information.
- Gombe govt earmarks N5.2bn for payment of retirees’ gratuities
- Trinity University to graduate 20 first class students at maiden convocation
- 2nd African Heritage Awards to hold In Lagos – Organisers
- Edo PDP guber aspirant asks court to nullify ward congresses
- Give Tinubu more time to solve challenges – Gowon
Bewaji, who also responded, stressed the need for education of the personnel on inter-agency collaboration, noting that synergy among security agencies remains the bedrock for achieving maximum security.
Bewaji said that the task of enhanced security cannot be achieved by only one agency, saying, “we need each other as security operatives to conquer these common enemies; bandits, criminals, kidnappers and others.” (NAN)