…AS COMMANDANT EWEKA VISITS SSG IN ALAUSA
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By Dedeigbo Ayodeji
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC) Lagos State Command, on Tuesday, got donations of two operational vehicles from the Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF) to enhance their crime fighting capabilities.
The Commandant, Eweka Douglas Okoro who received the two NISSAN Hilux with blue colours and branded with Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps ( LOGO), were presented to him by Mr. Omotayo Bamgbose-Martins, Commissioner for Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations and Board Member of the ( LSSTF), Dr Gaji Omobolaji Tajudeen.
As one of the major security agencies, which takes the business of security and protection of lives and property very seriously in the state, promised to effectively utilise the vehicles for providing needed security for the citizenry.
The Commandant was accompanied to the Lagos State House by Deputy Commandant Muslimah Malomo, Chief Superintendent of Corps Godonu Jacob and ASCI Abolurin Oluwaseun Olumide (PRO), to receive the two operational vehicles.
Others were the Permanent Secretary, Special Duties and Inter-Governmental Relations and Mr. Degbola Lewis, Administrative Director, LSSTF at the Lagos State House.
In another development, the Commandant also paid a courtesy visit to the Secretary to the Lagos State Government (SSG), Mrs. Folashade Jaji, in her office at Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.
The SSG on behalf of the Executive Governor of Lagos State, His Excellency, Mr Babajide Sanwo-Olu praised the Commandant for his effort towards ensuring improved security since his assumption of office in the state.
In a statement by the NSCDC spokesperson, ASCI Abolurin Olumide said, “they also had an elaborate and robust discussion on several issues bothering on the protection of lives and property, protection of critical national assets and infrastructure as well as combating oil pipeline vandalism amongst others in the state.
Commandant Eweka also reiterated that the history of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps cannot be separated from Lagos as “the Corps began in Lagos State, as Lagos Civil Defence in 1967, before metamorphosizing into a full-fledged status of a paramilitary organization by the Act of Parliament in 2003 and the Corps became more empowered by the Act of 2007 as amended.”
The Secretary to the Lagos State Government ( SSG ) also stated that the Government of Lagos State would do everything within its capacity to ensure that the demands of the Command are looked with a view to encouraging the Corps to continue to deliver quality and better security services in the state.