By; BAYO AKAMO, Ibadan
Oyo State Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC) Corps Commandant, Iskilu Akinsanya has disclosed that the NSCDC is to ensure protection of lives and properties across Nigeria.
Corp Commandant Akinsanya stated this on Tuesday while speaking at the commissioning of a new NSCDC station office in Iresa pupa town, Surulere local government area of Oyo state constructed for the corps by the Alayeluwa Oba Moses Olayiwola Ajibode III JP the Aresa pupa of Iresa Pupa.
According to the Oyo state NSCDC commandant, expansion of the corps to the grassroots is part of the policy of the NSCDC Commandant General, Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi to ensure that lives and properties are protected across the nation .
Commandant Iskilu Akinsanya then implored the people of Iresa Pupa to live in harmony with other tribe in the town, give timely and valuable information to the security agent in their neighborhood to nip crime in the bud, also promise to deploy more personnel to the town.
He also urged officer and men at the station to make judicious use of the office and infrastructure therein and carry out their duty with fear of God and professional manner to justify the trust repose in NSCDC by the community.
The Aresa Pupa of Iresa Pupa, Oba Moses Olayiwola Ajibode in his remarks declared that he constructed the building for NSCDC to provide conducive working environment forofficers and men in his kingdom to discharge their duties of safeguarding public safety, peace and security .
Oba Ajibode however enjoined other traditional rulers, government and well meaning people in the society to emulate his gesture by providing infrastructures, vehicles and other logistics to assist NSCDC and other security agencies to overcome the security challenges bedeviling the nation.
The Aresa Pupa solicited that his subjects be recruited into NSCDC as the building ” is not to arrest his subjects but to ensure presence of security agent in his kingdom .
The representative of the Head of Local Government Administration Mr Ayoade Amos, the deputy Director Administration promise the Local Government support in maintenance of the building and other assistant to the office.