The Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Osun State Command, Commandant Emmanuel Ocheja has reiterated readiness to step up the Command’s operational strategies towards fulfilling the mandates of the Corps in combating crimes and making sure there is adequate protection for the Eid-el-Fitri celebrations.
The Commandant who spoke through the Public Relations Officer, Assistant Superintendent of Corps II (ASC II) Atanda Olabisi on “The Defender” a live television program that educates, promotes and sensitizes the public about the activities of the Corps, urged the Muslim faithful to use the medium of the Eid-el-Fitri celebrations to pray for the country.
The Public Relations Officer said Osun State Command under Commandant Ocheja is making efforts to improve the morale of personnel in order to build a strong workforce and to enhance effective service delivery during and after the Eid-el-Fitri celebrations.
ASC II Atanda Olabisi highlighted some of the achievements of the State Command in its fight against crime since assumption of duty by Commandant Emmanuel Ocheja.
While highlighting the success of the State Commandant, she said fourteen (14) dilapidated patrol vehicles and one ambulance had been refurbished with a view to responding quickly to security challenges in any part of the state during and after the eid-el-fitri celebrations.
Speaking further on the quarterly score card of the Commandant, the Public Relations Officer revealed that the Command handled cases on illegal mining activities, illegal operations of private guard companies, illegal pipe line vandalization, child trafficking, using Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) to resolve cases of marital issues and farmers/herders crisis. She said proactive intelligence gathering also led to the arrest of several suspected criminals in the state. The command also embarked on capacity building, workshops and trainings for her personnel to help them discharge their duties effectively and synergize with sister agencies.
In conclusion ASC II Atanda Olabisi urged members of the public to always give proactive intelligence to the nearest security agency in their environment, saying ” security is everybody’s business.” She advised members of the public to go about their lawful businesses and enjoy their celebrations, as officers and men if the Corps are adequately and strategically on ground to protect lives and property of residents of Osun State.