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Oyo NSCDC marks World Civil Defence Day with route march, community service

Oyo NSCDC marks World Civil Defence Day with route march, community service

 

Segun Oladipupo

As part of the activities to commemorate the 2024 World Civil Defence Day, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Oyo State Command, on Thursday, engaged in a Route March from the State Command headquarters to Mokola Roundabout, followed by a community service of environmental sanitation at Mokola Roundabout.

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In line with the 2024 World Civil Defence Day theme: “HONOUR HEROES AND PROMOTE SAFETY SKILLS.” the NSCDC Oyo State Command demonstrated its commitment to promoting safety skills and environmental sanitation in the community.

Led by the State Commandant, Commandant Augustine Padonu, officers and men of the corps participated in the Route March and the cleaning exercise, where they swept the whole environment around Mokola Roundabout using brooms and other cleaning equipment.

The Oyo state Honourable Commissioner for Environment and Natural Resources, Mr Abdul-Mojid Mogbonjubola, declared the exercise opened and expressed delight at seeing officers and men of the corps engaging in such an exercise.

In his statement, the Honourable Commissioner emphasized the importance of proper sanitation in reducing the risk of diseases and infections, improving air and water quality, and fostering a sense of pride and belonging within communities.

Speaking further, he requested that the commandant make the exercise a continuous one.

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According to the statement made public by DSC Samuel Opebiyi,, CDPRO,, NSCDC, Oyo State Command, the State Commandant expressed the corps’ commitment to promoting environmental sanitation and safety skills in the community.

He said, “We are proud to be part of this initiative, and we will continue to work towards making our community a cleaner and safer place for all.”

The Route March and community service exercise were well-attended by officers and men of the NSCDC Oyo State Command, as well as members of the community who came out to show their support and participation.

NSCDC, Oyo State Command, is committed to promoting safety skills and environmental sanitation in the community. Today’s event is a testament to that commitment and a reminder of the importance of working together to build a safer and healthier community for all.

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