The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Osun State Command has joined the world this day, March 1st of every year that is set aside for the celebration of World Civil Defence Day by all member states of International Civil Defence Organisation (ICDO) across the globe.
The theme for this year 2022 celebration is “Civil Defence and Management of Displaced Population in Face of Disaster and Crisis, Role of Volunteers and the Fight Against Pandemics”
Osun State Command, commenced the celebration on Friday 25th February, 2022, with Jumat service at the Command’s Mosque, Oke Ayepe, Osogbo, where prayers were offered for the nation and the Corps at large.
Also, on Sunday, 27th February, 2022, there was an interdenominational prayer session, organized by the Chapel of Grace to seek the face of God for the country and the progress of the Corps at the Command’s Headquarters.
In the same vein, a novelty match took place on Monday 28th February, 2022, between the Commandant’s Team and the team of the second-in- Command (2ic)Team, where the Commandant’s team cruised to victory by four (4) goals to three (3).
While speaking, on behalf of the State Conmandant, Commandant Emmanuel Ocheja, the 2ic, Deputy Commandant of Corps (DCC) Adeoti Olayinka, commended the efforts of both teams and charged them to always discharge their duties diligently, he also enjoined them not to bring disrepute to the Corps by their actions.
DCC Adeoti urged Nigerians to embrace sports and aerobic exercises to keep them fit physically. According to him, “when you engage in sporting activities, your health will improve, and you are likely to spend less on drugs. Sports ensure longevity,” Command’s spokesperson, ASCII Atanda Olabisi, quoted him as saying.