Ahead of the Osun State gubernatorial election, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Osun State Command, has taken campaign on Civil Defence Public Relations Committe to it’s divisional offices.
Atanda Olabisi, Osun state NSCDC Public Relations Officer in a statement issued on Friday said the CDPRC which was been inaugurated by the Command earlier this year, is a grassroot–level security team of local leaders and citizens who work with NSCDC to prevent crime by giving proactive intelligence in their communities.
Representing the State Commandant, Emmanuel Ocheja at the inauguration of Civil Defence Public Relations Committe at Araromi Owu Community Ayedaade, the Osun West “A” Area Commander, Assistant Commandant of Corps Bashir Sarafadeen, said NSCDC cannot be everywhere all the time, therefore, the need for collaborative efforts to get indigenous people involved in securing the Osun State.
Assistant Commandant Sarafadeen explained further that members of the Committee are saddled with the responsibility of providing proactive intelligence “bring any suspicious activity in your neighborhood to the attention of the Corps,” ACC Bashiru said.
Also speaking at the inauguration, the Divisional Officer of Ayedaade South LCDA, Superintendent of Corps (SC) Ponle Kayode Sunday sensitized the community on their new roles to the NSCDC Osun State Command.
He emphasized that the inauguration is timely as there is need to make the state safe and secured for the citizens at all times.
Moreso, the forthcoming gubernatorial election calls for more vigilance by all residents of the state.
He stated further that the initiative is an additional efforts to deliver on the core mandates of NSCDC and tackle the spate of insecurity in Osun State.
The newly inaugurated Civil Defence Public Relations Committee consists of twenty (20) members drawn from Araromi Owu community, Ayedaade South LCDA.