Ahead of the Osun State gubernatorial election, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Osun State Command, has taken the campaign on Civil Defence Public Relations Committee to its divisional offices.
The CDPRC which was been inaugurated by the Command earlier this year is a grassroots–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 the Civil Defence Public Relations Committee 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 and “bring any suspicious activity in your neighbourhood 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 in the NSCDC Osun State Command. He emphasized that the inauguration is timely as there is a need to make the state safe and secure 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 effort 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 the Araromi Owu community, Ayedaade South LCDA.