Tuesday, October 27, 2020

By Adedeji Fatimah

The Oyo State Commandant of the Nigeria Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), Akinsanya Abiodun has  disclosed  that the  command  has put in place  people to monitor activities of vandals in the state.
Mr Abiodun said the step became necessary   in order to curb the menace of vandalism and destruction of government property

He also said  that he  would continue to encourage inter agency collaboration with other security agencies in the state  in order to make their work effective, easy and result oriented.

According to him,  maximum security can only be achieved when there is  good collaboration between sister agencies  adding that the Oyo command would collaborate with the Department of State Security, (DSS), Police, Army and others to achieve quality security.

Speaking on his efforts to improve the efficiency of his  personnel  and the command since his assumption of office on  August 2019, Mr Abiodun said  the efficiency of his personnel has been improved  in different capacities   through various training and re- training programmes.

“Since I came on board, my personnel have attended several trainings to improve their capacity. We also engage them  in ICT training to assist them in the discharge of their duties regularly.

“We have also been adding value to morals of my personnel in order to ensure they get what is due to them in terms of technical benefits and others.”

The commandant said  his achievements include  establishment of cordial relationship with the three arms of government because the  performance of the personnel is determined by how they relate with people in government.

Mr. Abiodun who described the inauguration   of the Agro Rangers Unit of the NSCDC by the federal government as a welcome development  said it  will enhance the capacity  of the personnel  to function well in providing adequate security to agro industries in the country.

“In the areas of private security guard,  we have 137 registered company in Oyo State, two were registered this year. And apart from that,  in the area of peace and resolutions, out of 65 cases,53 has been resolved while  12 are still pending.

“Also on the   task of providing security, our men are regularly  attached to Operation Burst and they have been performing well.”

While appreciating government for giving them working   tools,  he appealed to the state government to assist the command  with more vehicles and logistics,  adding that the state is the largest populated state in the country which requires  more tool and logistic to work.

According to him, his command has been able to reduce crises between herders and farmers  by deploying his men across the 33 local government in the state.

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