Security chiefs assure corps members in Ondo State of protection
Heads of security agencies in Ondo State have agreed to protect serving and prospective corps members that will be deployed in the state.
They spoke separately on Wednesday when they received in audience the Ondo State Coordinator of NYSC, Mrs. Victoria Ani, who was on courtesy visits to their respective commands.
The security chiefs promised to enhance their visibility in and around the orientation camp as well as the corpers’ lodges in all the 18 local government areas of the state.
At the Headquarters, 32 Artillery Brigade, Owena Cantonment, Akure, the Brigade Commander, Brig..- Gen. Yakubu Yahaya, said that the NYSC would remain a treasure to the military.
Yahaya said that his command has the capacity for intelligence gathering and would continue to improve the security network in every nook and cranny of the state.
He said that the security architecture of the military formation had been enhanced by the authorities of the Nigerian Army to confront the several security threats the country was presently facing.
“The State Coordinator, we cannot begin to discuss about the security network and operational details here, so that those who are troubling this country will not have fore knowledge of how we operate.
“But, I want to assure you that we are on top of the security situation in the land,” he said.
Also, at the Police Command’s Headquarters in the state, the Commissioner of Police, CP Bolaji Salami, said that protection of lives and properties is one of the core mandates of the command.
“NYSC and the Nigerian Police are children of the same parent and the bond between the two federal institutions is so strong that priority attention is always accorded the scheme at all times, “he said.
CP Bolaji described corps members as distinguished members of the society because of their roles in nation building.
He said that the Nigerian Police would continue to invest in their security.
The State Director of Security, Department of State Services, Mr. Abdulrasheed Adediran, said that corps members are the future of this country and as such they would be protected from all forms of security threats.
The State Director of SSS added that the service is always working assiduously to protect and defend the Federal Republic of Nigeria against domestic threats.
“Our security network covers all the communities and we shall not hesitate to beef up security and provide more safety measures in and around NYSC formations and corpers’ lodges in the state,”he said.
At the Command Headquarters of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), the State Commandant, Mr. Edenabu Eweka, assured the State Coordinator that there would be no breach in the protection of corps members.
The commandant said that the NYSC had been adjudged the nation’s bridge builder because of the pivotal role the scheme is playing at shaping positively the lives of the future leaders.
“In all honesty, the NYSC has laudable programmes and for the scheme to remain at the front burner of government operations, we must keep an eagle eye on those who drive the process and this is what we have continuously been doing,”he said.
Earlier, the NYSC State Coordinator, Mrs Victoria Ani, said that she decided to visit the Security Chiefs to solicit their support for her administration.
Ani added that the visit was also to help to beef up security around the members of the service corps especially those that would be coming for service in Ondo State.
Ani thanked them for the quality of officers and men they used to send to complement the NYSC staff during successive orientation courses. (NAN)