By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
A change of baton has occurred at the Lagos Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC), as a new Commandant in the person of Mr. Emeka Edenabu Okoro has been deployed to head the command.
Okoro, a master degree holder, took over from Mr. Ayeni Paul Kolawole following his transfer and on the four cardinal points of the Commandant- General Nigeria Security And Civil Defence Corps, CG Ahmed Abubakar Audi Phd mni, which are to rejig, revamp, reinvigorate and reposition the corps to take its due place in the security architecture of our nation.
The public relations officer of the Command Assistant Superintendent of Corps Abolurin Oluwaseun Olumide made the disclosure in a release made available to journalists on Tuesday.
According to the release, Okoro has served in various capacities, locations and as the Commandant of Ondo State Command, before his new deployment to Lagos State Command.
” His wealth of experience, wisdom and knowledge, in the service, will be brought to bear as he carries on with the affairs of the command.
The official handover was done at the parade ground of the Lagos State Command in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos”, it added.
In his handover note, Ayeni thanked the Almighty God for a successful and crisis – free tenure of office and also appreciated the Commandant – General, for the rare opportunity given him to serve in the state.
The ex- Lagos CommandantHe expressed gratitude to Lagos State Government and the Lagos State Security Trust Fund, for their support during his time in the state.
In addition Ayeni seized the opportunity to thank all officers and men of the Lagos State Command who worked assiduously with him to ensure a peaceful and successful administration.
Ayeni emphasised that change is inevitable in life, just as he the charged Officers to remain committed and supportive to the new Commandant the same way they have done to him and prayed for the new command to succeed beyond measure.
In his response, the new Commandant described his predecessor as a role model, a senior officer of repute, who has done so much in the service.
He appealed to officers and men of the command to extend to him, the respect, mutual support and cooperation they gave to the outgoing Commandant.
Okoro, an alma mater of University of Lagos, also admonished officers against ill- feelings and charged them to rather rededicate themselves to the statutory functions and duties of the corps, with the passion and to pursue it rigorously and vigorously and bearing in mind the love for the country.