Oyo NSCDC seeks joint action against illegal mining, wants professional training for personnel.

...CP Hazmat proposes sports as means of collaboration, synergy among junior officers



Segun Oladipupo

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Determined to strengthen the security architecture of Oyo State, the state Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Commandant Augustine Padonu, on Tuesday, paid a courtesy visit on the state Commissioner of Police, CP A. A. Hamzat at the police command headquarters, Eleyele, Ibadan.

The Civil Defence Commandant harped on the existing ties between the two security outfits even as he called for more synergy.

In a statement signed by DSC Samuel Opebiyi, CDPRO, NSCDC, Oyo State Command, the NSCDC Commandant expressed appreciation for the joint efforts of the security chiefs in the state, emphasizing the importance of the collaboration in maintaining peace and security.

The NSCDC boss also highlighted the need for assistance from the CP in the continuous professional development of the Police in enhancing the knowledge and skills of NSCDC personnel.

He further called for the collaboration of the Police in combating illegal mining activities in the state.

According to him, illegal mining poses a threat to the environment and security saying that only the joint efforts of the NSCDC and the Police can effectively address the challenge.

Responding, CP Hamzat expressed appreciation for the synergy among security agencies in the State.

While commending the existing collaboration, he stated that “I have not seen such collaboration elsewhere.”

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The police boss emphasized the importance of fostering a harmonious working relationship, emphasizing that there should be no inferiority or superiority complexes among the security agencies.

Furthermore, the Commissioner assured Commandant Padonu of his commitment to assist in the area of training. He emphasized that training programs can serve as platforms to unite and bring officers of lower ranks together from both the NSCDC and the Police.

In addition, CP Hamzat proposed sport as another means of fostering collaboration and synergy among the lower ranks of the security agencies.

“The State Commandant of NSCDC and the Commissioner of Police in Oyo State have demonstrated dedication to fostering collaboration and enhancing security efforts in the state.

“Their commitment to training and unity among the personnel of both agencies will undoubtedly contribute to the overall safety and well-being of the people of Oyo State.”

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