Oyo LG elections 2024: Civil Defence boss, Commandant Padonu charges officers on security,

Oyo LG elections 2024: Civil Defence boss, Commandant Padonu charges officers on security,



Segun Oladipupo

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Oyo State command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), on Wednesday, held a sensitization program for the officers and men of the command ahead of the April 27 Local Government elections in the state

The Commandant who convened the meeting of the Command’s top brass, including Heads of Departments, Heads of Units, Area Commanders, Sectional Heads, Unit Commanders, and Divisional Officers, briefed them on the concerns, assessments and evaluations of the activities of various formations across the State.

In a statement by DSC Samuel Opebiyi,, Public Relations Officer, NSCDC, Oyo State Command, Commandant Padonu issued directives to all Area Commanders and Divisional Officers to initiate security operations within their respective jurisdictions to ensure the successful conduct of the upcoming April 27th Local Government election in Oyo State, to be conducted by the Oyo State Independent Electoral Commission (OYSIEC). Emphasizing the critical role of the NSCDC in ensuring a secure and conducive environment for the electoral process, the Commandant underscored the importance of upholding peace and security during the election period.

“Furthermore, the State Commandant stressed the imperative for the management team to exemplify the culture of discipline and professionalism in discharging their duties and responsibilities during the election. He reiterated the NSCDC’s commitment to upholding the highest standards of conduct and ethical practices, underscoring the organization’s dedication to fostering a secure and fair electoral atmosphere.

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“The Management Meeting provided a platform for in-depth discussions on various issues of concern surrounding the forthcoming election, covering topics such as security preparedness, coordination with relevant stakeholders, and strategies for ensuring the safety and well-being of all citizens during the electoral process.

“NSCDC, Oyo State Command, remains steadfast in its commitment to safeguarding the democratic process and upholding the peace and security of the State, working in close collaboration with the relevant authorities to ensure a smooth and successful Local Government election.”

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