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  •  The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC Ondo State Command on Thursday promoted and decorated 40 newly promoted senior officers to various ranks in the state Dr Hammed Abodunrin NSCDC State Commandant while decorating the officers in Akure charged them to be more committed and dedicated to their duties Abodunrin who said that Ondo State Command was lucky to have 40 senior officers promoted at the same time admonished the officers to redouble their efforts in ensuring that lives and property of Nigerian residents were safe Abodunrin explained that since the NSCDC Commander General came he had ensured that every personnel of civil defence got their promotion at the right time saying that all the junior officers that sat for the exams were promoted According to him if you have a privilege being promoted it means that you have to justify it because promotion is a privilege not a right Promotion is designed to motivate the personnel by so doing you must be more hardworking by being more committed by being more loyal to the service and to the people of Nigeria The message of the commander general is that to whom much is given much is expected Also Ondo State Command has been declared as the best command throughout the federation on three consecutive times so our newly promoted officers should redouble their energy to maintain the success he said Abodunrin therefore called on those who did not meet up during the promotion not to relent in their duties For those who are not captured you should not be reacting because you are not promoted and reduce what you are doing remember that you are good as your last promotion So either you are promoted or not you have a duty to keep on being honest keep on being loyal keep on being committed and keep on being dedicated to the job you have taken The job you have taken is the job of protecting lives and properties of Nigerians and residents alike he said One of the promoted officers Mr Olorunmayo Joseph who moved from Assistant Corps Commander ACC to Deputy Corps Commander DCC appreciated the commander general and the commandant He promised that all the new officers would justified their new ranks by being dedicated to their duties The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ondo State Controller General of Nigeria Immigration Service the representative of Nigerian Correctional Service were present at the event NAN also reports that the representative of the Deji of Akure and Mr Eyitayo Jegede the Peoples Democratic Party PDP governorship candidate in the last election were also present at the event NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NSCDC promotes, decorates 40 officers in Ondo
     The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC Ondo State Command on Thursday promoted and decorated 40 newly promoted senior officers to various ranks in the state Dr Hammed Abodunrin NSCDC State Commandant while decorating the officers in Akure charged them to be more committed and dedicated to their duties Abodunrin who said that Ondo State Command was lucky to have 40 senior officers promoted at the same time admonished the officers to redouble their efforts in ensuring that lives and property of Nigerian residents were safe Abodunrin explained that since the NSCDC Commander General came he had ensured that every personnel of civil defence got their promotion at the right time saying that all the junior officers that sat for the exams were promoted According to him if you have a privilege being promoted it means that you have to justify it because promotion is a privilege not a right Promotion is designed to motivate the personnel by so doing you must be more hardworking by being more committed by being more loyal to the service and to the people of Nigeria The message of the commander general is that to whom much is given much is expected Also Ondo State Command has been declared as the best command throughout the federation on three consecutive times so our newly promoted officers should redouble their energy to maintain the success he said Abodunrin therefore called on those who did not meet up during the promotion not to relent in their duties For those who are not captured you should not be reacting because you are not promoted and reduce what you are doing remember that you are good as your last promotion So either you are promoted or not you have a duty to keep on being honest keep on being loyal keep on being committed and keep on being dedicated to the job you have taken The job you have taken is the job of protecting lives and properties of Nigerians and residents alike he said One of the promoted officers Mr Olorunmayo Joseph who moved from Assistant Corps Commander ACC to Deputy Corps Commander DCC appreciated the commander general and the commandant He promised that all the new officers would justified their new ranks by being dedicated to their duties The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ondo State Controller General of Nigeria Immigration Service the representative of Nigerian Correctional Service were present at the event NAN also reports that the representative of the Deji of Akure and Mr Eyitayo Jegede the Peoples Democratic Party PDP governorship candidate in the last election were also present at the event NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NSCDC promotes, decorates 40 officers in Ondo
    Defence/Security2 weeks ago

    NSCDC promotes, decorates 40 officers in Ondo

    The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Ondo State Command, on Thursday promoted and decorated 40 newly-promoted senior officers to various ranks in the state.

    Dr Hammed Abodunrin, NSCDC State Commandant, while decorating the officers in Akure, charged them to be more committed and dedicated to their duties.

    Abodunrin, who said that Ondo State Command was lucky to have 40 senior officers promoted.

    at the same time, admonished the officers to redouble their efforts in ensuring that lives and property of Nigerian residents were safe.

    Abodunrin explained that since the NSCDC Commander General came, he had ensured that every personnel of civil defence got their promotion at the right time, saying that all the junior officers that sat for the exams were promoted.

    According to him, if you have a privilege being promoted, it means that you have to justify it because promotion is a privilege, not a right.

    “Promotion is designed to motivate the personnel, by so doing you must be more hardworking; by being more committed; by being more loyal to the service and to the people of Nigeria.

    “The message of the commander general is that to whom much is given, much is expected.

    “Also, Ondo State Command has been declared as the best command throughout the federation on three consecutive times, so our newly promoted officers should redouble their energy to maintain the success,” he said.

    Abodunrin, therefore, called on those who did not meet up during the promotion not to relent in their duties.

    “For those who are not captured, you should not be reacting because you are not promoted and reduce what you are doing, remember that you are good as your last promotion.

    “So, either you are promoted or not, you have a duty to keep on being honest, keep on being loyal, keep on being committed and keep on being dedicated to the job you have taken.

    “The job you have taken is the job of protecting lives and properties of Nigerians and residents alike,” he said.

    One of the promoted officers, Mr Olorunmayo Joseph, who moved from Assistant Corps Commander (ACC) to Deputy Corps Commander (DCC), appreciated the commander-general and the commandant.

    He promised that all the new officers would justified their new ranks by being dedicated to their duties.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Ondo State Controller-General of Nigeria Immigration Service, the representative of Nigerian Correctional Service were present at the event.  

    NAN also reports that the representative of the Deji of Akure; and Mr Eyitayo Jegede, the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) governorship candidate in the last election were also present at the event.


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  •  The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC Ondo State Command says it has arrested a pregnant woman and 10 other suspects involved in alleged illegal oil bunkering in the state Dr Hammed Abodunrin the NSCDC State Commandant made the disclosure while parading the suspects before newsmen on Monday in Akure Abodunrin explained that the suspects were arrested at Waterway in Iju Osun Irele Local Government Area of the state with products suspected to be adulterated diesel He explained that the quantity had not been ascertained but added that the product was packed in drums polythene bags and jerrycans loaded in four wooden boats Abodunrin said the arrest of the suspects was in response to the directive of NSCDC Commandant General to reorganise the corps anti vandalism unit to strengthen its operations He said that the command had benefited from the recent deployment of gunboats to beep up operations in the waterways All these efforts have started yielding positive results As of Sunday 11 suspects were arrested with products suspected to be adulterated AGO One of them is a heavily pregnant woman and two are minors so we decided not to take them into custody because of their conditions We have taken their statements whenever we need them we will pick them up and we are going to conduct investigation immediately and take them to court as soon as we conclude our investigation he said Abodunrin alleged that the suspects were unable to say where they got the consignment from and conveying it to He warned criminals to stay away from the state as the corps was determined to track arrest and prosecute them The NSCDC commandant urged members of the public to be vigilant and always give adequate information for the corps to stem vandalism of critical national assets in the state It s a renewed fight against oil theft against economic sabotage and a renewed fight to ensure that citizens can be sure of what their country can give them he said One of the boat drivers said it was his first time of dealing in petroleum products He told the News Agency of Nigeria NAN that he was arrested with 20 drums of kerosene I didn t know that it s illegal and I thought kerosene was what people could buy and sell I am not the one that really owns the product I was driving an engine boat for someone he claimed NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NSCDC arrests pregnant woman, others in Ondo
     The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC Ondo State Command says it has arrested a pregnant woman and 10 other suspects involved in alleged illegal oil bunkering in the state Dr Hammed Abodunrin the NSCDC State Commandant made the disclosure while parading the suspects before newsmen on Monday in Akure Abodunrin explained that the suspects were arrested at Waterway in Iju Osun Irele Local Government Area of the state with products suspected to be adulterated diesel He explained that the quantity had not been ascertained but added that the product was packed in drums polythene bags and jerrycans loaded in four wooden boats Abodunrin said the arrest of the suspects was in response to the directive of NSCDC Commandant General to reorganise the corps anti vandalism unit to strengthen its operations He said that the command had benefited from the recent deployment of gunboats to beep up operations in the waterways All these efforts have started yielding positive results As of Sunday 11 suspects were arrested with products suspected to be adulterated AGO One of them is a heavily pregnant woman and two are minors so we decided not to take them into custody because of their conditions We have taken their statements whenever we need them we will pick them up and we are going to conduct investigation immediately and take them to court as soon as we conclude our investigation he said Abodunrin alleged that the suspects were unable to say where they got the consignment from and conveying it to He warned criminals to stay away from the state as the corps was determined to track arrest and prosecute them The NSCDC commandant urged members of the public to be vigilant and always give adequate information for the corps to stem vandalism of critical national assets in the state It s a renewed fight against oil theft against economic sabotage and a renewed fight to ensure that citizens can be sure of what their country can give them he said One of the boat drivers said it was his first time of dealing in petroleum products He told the News Agency of Nigeria NAN that he was arrested with 20 drums of kerosene I didn t know that it s illegal and I thought kerosene was what people could buy and sell I am not the one that really owns the product I was driving an engine boat for someone he claimed NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NSCDC arrests pregnant woman, others in Ondo
    Defence/Security3 weeks ago

    NSCDC arrests pregnant woman, others in Ondo

    The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ondo State Command, says it has arrested a pregnant woman and 10 other suspects involved in alleged illegal oil bunkering in the state.

    Dr Hammed Abodunrin, the NSCDC State Commandant made the disclosure while parading the suspects before newsmen on Monday in Akure.

    Abodunrin explained that the suspects were arrested at Waterway in Iju-Osun, Irele Local Government Area of the state with products suspected to be adulterated diesel.

    He explained that the quantity had not been ascertained, but added that the product was packed in drums, polythene bags and jerrycans loaded in four wooden boats.

    Abodunrin said the arrest of the suspects was in response to the directive of NSCDC Commandant General to reorganise the corps’ anti-vandalism unit to strengthen its operations. 

    He said that the command had benefited from the recent deployment of gunboats to beep up operations in the waterways. 

    “All these efforts have started yielding positive results.

    As of Sunday, 11 suspects were arrested with products suspected to be adulterated AGO.

    “One of them is a heavily pregnant woman and two are minors, so we decided not to take them into custody because of their conditions.

    “We have taken their statements, whenever we need them we will pick them up and we are going to conduct investigation immediately and take them to court as soon as we conclude our investigation,” he said.

    Abodunrin alleged that the suspects were unable to say where they got the consignment from and conveying it to.

    He warned criminals to stay away from the state, as the corps was determined to track, arrest and prosecute them.

    The NSCDC commandant urged members of the public to be vigilant and always give adequate information for the corps to stem vandalism of critical national assets in the state.

    “It’s a renewed fight against oil theft, against economic sabotage and a renewed fight to ensure that citizens can be sure of what their country can give them,” he said.

    One of the boat drivers said it was his first time of dealing in petroleum products.

    He told the News Agency of Nigeria NAN that he was arrested with 20 drums of kerosene.

    “I didn’t know that it’s illegal and I thought kerosene was what people could buy and sell.

    “I am not the one that really owns the product, I was driving an engine boat for someone,” he claimed.  


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  •  The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC on Monday says it will dismiss any officer found engaging in fraudulent acts and unprofessional conduct Dr Hammed Abodunrin Ondo State Commandant of NSCDC made this known at a three day retreat organised for the senior officers of the command The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the retreat held in Ipetu ijesa Osun was organised in conjunction with 209 Quick Response Group QRG Nigerian Air Force The theme of the retreat was Tactics And Safety Skills Enhancement As A Tool For Tackling Contemporary Security Challenges Abodunrin explained that the retreat was to enhance the skills and knowledge of the officers for better performance According to him the commandant general has declared that any personnel of the corps engaging in fraudulent acts will be dismissed If you think you don t have knowledge or you are ignorant and you compromised you will be dismissed because any compromise in civil defence now is dismissal that s the Commandant General s stand Ignorance is not an excuse so we have to be up on what we are doing and to ensure that we find knowledge anywhere we are he said Abodunrin said that the Corps would continue to wor with the military in carrying out its humanitarian and safety services The commandant appreciated the Chief of Air Staff for approving the training to enhance the performance of the officers We are here in Nigerian Air Force to learn more tactics and to enhance our skills for us to be able to confront whatever is confronting the state headlong Moreover Ondo State has an airport in Akure and there are other challenges particularly issues of tackling insecurity kidnapping banditry even cultism We have been talking about terrorists they are also trained how much more our personnel that are expected to save people he said According to him the corps will continue to offer quality training for the personnel to serve the country better The only viable tools we can give to our personnel is training and retraining because when you don t give them adequate training they will expire So that is why when you see people with well starched or ironed uniforms with nothing upstairs it s like expired drugs and we don t want to fall into that category he said Abodunrin assured the residents of Ondo state of more protection and called on the 95 officers to dedicate themselves to the training Esrlier Squadron Leader I G Ezendu Commander 209 Quick Response Group NAF Ipetu ijesa reiterated NAF s commitment to continue collaborating with other security agencies to protect and secure the nation Also Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa Deputy Governor of Ondo state commended the NSCDC and NAF for the collaboration saying one security agency could not do it alone We cannot but commend the effort of security agencies because we are facing serious challenges in Nigeria today So this collaboration will further enhance the knowledge and operation of NSCDC because criminals keep on innovating and coming up with new ideas Meanwhile those saddled with the responsibility have to catch these criminals as such have to continue to train and retain their personnel he said He pledged continuous support of the government to all security agencies to deal with security issues across the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NSCDC to dismiss erring officers
     The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC on Monday says it will dismiss any officer found engaging in fraudulent acts and unprofessional conduct Dr Hammed Abodunrin Ondo State Commandant of NSCDC made this known at a three day retreat organised for the senior officers of the command The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the retreat held in Ipetu ijesa Osun was organised in conjunction with 209 Quick Response Group QRG Nigerian Air Force The theme of the retreat was Tactics And Safety Skills Enhancement As A Tool For Tackling Contemporary Security Challenges Abodunrin explained that the retreat was to enhance the skills and knowledge of the officers for better performance According to him the commandant general has declared that any personnel of the corps engaging in fraudulent acts will be dismissed If you think you don t have knowledge or you are ignorant and you compromised you will be dismissed because any compromise in civil defence now is dismissal that s the Commandant General s stand Ignorance is not an excuse so we have to be up on what we are doing and to ensure that we find knowledge anywhere we are he said Abodunrin said that the Corps would continue to wor with the military in carrying out its humanitarian and safety services The commandant appreciated the Chief of Air Staff for approving the training to enhance the performance of the officers We are here in Nigerian Air Force to learn more tactics and to enhance our skills for us to be able to confront whatever is confronting the state headlong Moreover Ondo State has an airport in Akure and there are other challenges particularly issues of tackling insecurity kidnapping banditry even cultism We have been talking about terrorists they are also trained how much more our personnel that are expected to save people he said According to him the corps will continue to offer quality training for the personnel to serve the country better The only viable tools we can give to our personnel is training and retraining because when you don t give them adequate training they will expire So that is why when you see people with well starched or ironed uniforms with nothing upstairs it s like expired drugs and we don t want to fall into that category he said Abodunrin assured the residents of Ondo state of more protection and called on the 95 officers to dedicate themselves to the training Esrlier Squadron Leader I G Ezendu Commander 209 Quick Response Group NAF Ipetu ijesa reiterated NAF s commitment to continue collaborating with other security agencies to protect and secure the nation Also Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa Deputy Governor of Ondo state commended the NSCDC and NAF for the collaboration saying one security agency could not do it alone We cannot but commend the effort of security agencies because we are facing serious challenges in Nigeria today So this collaboration will further enhance the knowledge and operation of NSCDC because criminals keep on innovating and coming up with new ideas Meanwhile those saddled with the responsibility have to catch these criminals as such have to continue to train and retain their personnel he said He pledged continuous support of the government to all security agencies to deal with security issues across the state NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NSCDC to dismiss erring officers
    Defence/Security1 month ago

    NSCDC to dismiss erring officers

    The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Monday says it will dismiss any officer found engaging in fraudulent acts and unprofessional conduct.

    Dr Hammed Abodunrin, Ondo State Commandant of NSCDC made this known at a three-day retreat organised for the senior officers of the command.

    The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the retreat held in Ipetu-ijesa, Osun, was organised in conjunction with 209 Quick Response Group (QRG), Nigerian Air Force.

    The theme of the retreat was “Tactics And Safety Skills Enhancement As A Tool For Tackling Contemporary Security Challenges”.

    Abodunrin explained that the retreat was to enhance the skills and knowledge of the officers for better performance.

    According to him, the commandant-general has declared that any personnel of the corps engaging in fraudulent acts will be  dismissed.

    “If you think you don’t have knowledge or you are ignorant and you compromised, you will be dismissed because any compromise in civil defence now is dismissal, that’s the Commandant-General’s stand.

    “Ignorance is not an excuse, so we have to be up on what we are doing, and to ensure that we find knowledge anywhere we are,” he said.

    Abodunrin said that the Corps would continue to wor with the military in carrying out its humanitarian and safety services The commandant appreciated the Chief of Air Staff for approving the training to enhance the performance of the officers.

    “We are here in Nigerian Air Force to learn more tactics and to enhance our skills for us to be able to confront whatever is confronting the state headlong.

    “Moreover, Ondo State has an airport in Akure and there are other challenges, particularly issues of tackling insecurity, kidnapping, banditry, even cultism.

    “We have been talking about terrorists, they are also trained, how much more our personnel that are expected to save people,” he said.

    According to him, the corps will continue to offer quality training for the personnel to serve the country better.

    “The only viable tools we can give to our personnel is training and retraining because when you don’t give them adequate training, they will expire.

    “So, that is why, when you see people with well-starched or ironed uniforms with nothing upstairs, it’s like expired drugs and we don’t want to fall into that category,” he said.

    Abodunrin assured the residents of Ondo state of more protection, and called on the 95 officers to dedicate themselves to the training.

    Esrlier, Squadron Leader I.

    G Ezendu, Commander 209 Quick Response Group NAF, Ipetu-ijesa, reiterated NAF’s commitment to continue collaborating with other security agencies to protect and secure the nation.

    Also, Mr Lucky Aiyedatiwa, Deputy Governor of Ondo state commended the NSCDC and NAF for the collaboration, saying one security agency could not do it alone.

    “We cannot but commend the effort of security agencies because we are facing serious challenges in Nigeria today.

    “So, this collaboration will further enhance the knowledge and operation of NSCDC because criminals keep on innovating and coming up with new ideas.

    “Meanwhile, those saddled with the responsibility have to catch these criminals, as such have to continue to train and retain their personnel,” he said.

    He pledged continuous support of the government to all security agencies to deal with security issues across the state.


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  •   2023 NSCDC to train INEC officials on security during election 2023 NSCDC to train INEC officials on security during election Election By Muftau Ogunyemi Akure Aug 18 2023 The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC Ondo State Command says it will train election officials on necessary security measures to take during elections Dr Hammed Abodunrin the NSCDC Commandant said when he paid a courtesy visit on the Resident Electoral Commissioner REC in Ondo state Dr Rufus Akeju on Thursday in Akure Abodunrin said it was the responsibility of the corps and other security agencies to ensure security during elections He however said other stakeholders including the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC must also work in tune with the security agencies The commandant said it was important for all stakeholders to ensure safe free fair and secure election where people would not be afraid to come out to vote If INEC staff are not secured or feel threatened they won t be able to conduct a proper election not necessarily that they want to get anything but because they have to also secure their lives This is the only way we can partner with INEC through the training of their staff on personal security Because if there is a competition somebody is bound to win and somebody will also lose while somebody could be aggrieved because they don t know how to play the game according to the rules So instead of INEC officers to become victims in the course of their duty we can always upscale their skills in the way they can protect themselves INEC officials personal security is very important to us and we are going to train them on how to get appropriate information and how to also secure themselves either at work or at home he said Abodunrin added that the command would also sensitise the officials on how to do away with objects that could trigger issues during elections Virtually all the objects we are using in our homes and offices have now become symbols of political parties such as brooms and umbrellas If we see electoral officers using a broom to sweep the polling booth or carry an umbrella during the rain people could mistake it for a kind of campaign for a particular political party From our experience we have seen where people react to such things during an election Meanwhile all the objects have an alternative a sweeping stick could be use instead of a broom and a rain coat could replace an umbrella he said Abodunrin commended INEC on the recent elections in Ekiti and Osun states saying the two elections portend a lot of hope for the country The NSCDC commandant called on politicians to play the game according to the rules and shun any action that would jeopardise the 2023 general election Our security operatives have to be observant and not only to say they are objective but they must be seen to be objective Electorates should calm down and believe that their votes will count he said Responding the REC appreciated the NSCDC for their demonstration of love and commitment to the consolidation and deepening of democracy in Nigeria Akeju assured the readiness of INEC to conduct free fair credible generally acceptable and inclusive election in line with international best practices He appealed to the NSCDC to complement the commission s efforts towards building a democratic culture in the country Your visit today is timely as you are aware that the commission is preparing for the 2023 general election the training will be for the betterment of officers and the commission at large Akeju said www nannews ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: NSCDC to train INEC officials on security during election
      2023 NSCDC to train INEC officials on security during election 2023 NSCDC to train INEC officials on security during election Election By Muftau Ogunyemi Akure Aug 18 2023 The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC Ondo State Command says it will train election officials on necessary security measures to take during elections Dr Hammed Abodunrin the NSCDC Commandant said when he paid a courtesy visit on the Resident Electoral Commissioner REC in Ondo state Dr Rufus Akeju on Thursday in Akure Abodunrin said it was the responsibility of the corps and other security agencies to ensure security during elections He however said other stakeholders including the Independent National Electoral Commission INEC must also work in tune with the security agencies The commandant said it was important for all stakeholders to ensure safe free fair and secure election where people would not be afraid to come out to vote If INEC staff are not secured or feel threatened they won t be able to conduct a proper election not necessarily that they want to get anything but because they have to also secure their lives This is the only way we can partner with INEC through the training of their staff on personal security Because if there is a competition somebody is bound to win and somebody will also lose while somebody could be aggrieved because they don t know how to play the game according to the rules So instead of INEC officers to become victims in the course of their duty we can always upscale their skills in the way they can protect themselves INEC officials personal security is very important to us and we are going to train them on how to get appropriate information and how to also secure themselves either at work or at home he said Abodunrin added that the command would also sensitise the officials on how to do away with objects that could trigger issues during elections Virtually all the objects we are using in our homes and offices have now become symbols of political parties such as brooms and umbrellas If we see electoral officers using a broom to sweep the polling booth or carry an umbrella during the rain people could mistake it for a kind of campaign for a particular political party From our experience we have seen where people react to such things during an election Meanwhile all the objects have an alternative a sweeping stick could be use instead of a broom and a rain coat could replace an umbrella he said Abodunrin commended INEC on the recent elections in Ekiti and Osun states saying the two elections portend a lot of hope for the country The NSCDC commandant called on politicians to play the game according to the rules and shun any action that would jeopardise the 2023 general election Our security operatives have to be observant and not only to say they are objective but they must be seen to be objective Electorates should calm down and believe that their votes will count he said Responding the REC appreciated the NSCDC for their demonstration of love and commitment to the consolidation and deepening of democracy in Nigeria Akeju assured the readiness of INEC to conduct free fair credible generally acceptable and inclusive election in line with international best practices He appealed to the NSCDC to complement the commission s efforts towards building a democratic culture in the country Your visit today is timely as you are aware that the commission is preparing for the 2023 general election the training will be for the betterment of officers and the commission at large Akeju said www nannews ng NewsSourceCredit NAN
    2023: NSCDC to train INEC officials on security during election
    Defence/Security2 months ago

    2023: NSCDC to train INEC officials on security during election

    2023: NSCDC to train INEC officials on security during election 2023: NSCDC to train INEC officials on security during election Election By Muftau Ogunyemi Akure, Aug. 18, 2023 The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ondo State Command, says it will train election officials on necessary security measures to take during elections.

    Dr Hammed Abodunrin, the NSCDC Commandant, said when he paid a courtesy visit on the Resident Electoral Commissioner (REC) in Ondo state, Dr Rufus Akeju, on Thursday in Akure.

    Abodunrin said it was the responsibility of the corps and other security agencies to ensure security during elections He, however, said other stakeholders including the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) must also work in tune with the security agencies.

    The commandant said it was important for all stakeholders to ensure safe, free, fair and secure election where people would not be afraid to come out to vote.

    “If INEC staff are not secured or feel threatened, they won’t be able to conduct a proper election, not necessarily that they want to get anything, but because they have to also secure their lives.

    “This is the only way we can partner with INEC through the training of their staff on personal security.

    “Because if there is a competition, somebody is bound to win and somebody will also lose while somebody could be aggrieved, because they don’t know how to play the game according to the rules.

    “So, instead of INEC officers to become victims in the course of their duty, we can always upscale their skills in the way they can protect themselves.

    “INEC officials’ personal security is very important to us and we are going to train them on how to get appropriate information and how to also secure themselves either at work or at home,,” he said.

    Abodunrin added that the command would also sensitise the officials on how to do away with  objects that could trigger issues during elections.

    “Virtually all the objects we are using in our homes and offices have now become symbols of political parties, such as brooms and umbrellas.

    “If we see electoral officers using a broom to sweep the polling booth or carry an umbrella during the rain, people could mistake it for a kind of campaign for a particular political party.

    “From our experience, we have seen where people react to such things during an election.

    “Meanwhile, all the objects have an alternative; a sweeping stick could be use instead of a broom and a rain coat could replace an umbrella,” he said.

    Abodunrin commended INEC on the recent elections in Ekiti and Osun states, saying the two elections portend a lot of hope for the country.

    The NSCDC commandant called on politicians to play the game according to the rules and shun any action that would jeopardise the 2023 general election.

    “Our security operatives have to be observant and not only to say they are objective, but they must be seen to be objective.

    Electorates should calm down and believe that their votes will count,” he said.

    Responding, the REC appreciated the NSCDC for their demonstration of love and commitment to the consolidation and deepening of democracy in Nigeria.

    Akeju assured the readiness of INEC to conduct free, fair, credible, generally acceptable and inclusive election in line with international best practices.

    He appealed to the NSCDC to complement the commission’s efforts towards building a democratic culture in the country.

    “Your visit today is timely as you are aware that the commission is preparing for the 2023 general election; the training will be for the betterment of officers and the commission at large,” Akeju said.

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  •  The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC says that private security companies should upscale the skills of their guards to enable them do their jobs properly and support security agencies to fight crime Dr Hammed Abodunrin NSCDC Ondo State Commandant made the call when the newly inaugurated executives of Association of Licensed Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria ALPSPN in the state visited him on Wednesday in Akure Abodunrin while receiving the new executives led by Mr Tunde Akande said that government alone could not handle all the needs of security health education and other vital sectors in the country Everyone appears to now be in panic mode That is the antics of terrorists It is affecting the psyche of an average person on the street We need to work harder to give assurances of life when God has granted it Now that the situation is like this private guards operators should train and retrain their guards to meet the present day challenges in the country Even though they do not bear arms they wear uniforms and they are also soft targets for criminals So we need to upscale their skills in modern security he said According to him beyond just opening gates at the bank the guards need appropriate training to be skillful and Ondo NSCDC is ready to help in facilitating such training We need to go beyond the slogan when you see something say something You can only say something meaningful when you understand what you see We need to move to being able to properly identify what we see Massive public awareness is the way to go Not even now that access to security agencies premises are more controlled coupled with confidence crisis between some operatives and members of the public Beyond just earning salaries the private guards should see themselves as rendering services he said Responding Akande Chairman of appreciated the commandant and the role NSCDC played in mediation during the crisis the association had Your timely intervention during the imbroglio in our association led to the election of this new exco We shall do all in our power to reposition private guards companies in the state for better service delivery he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NSCDC advocates continuous training for private security guards
     The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC says that private security companies should upscale the skills of their guards to enable them do their jobs properly and support security agencies to fight crime Dr Hammed Abodunrin NSCDC Ondo State Commandant made the call when the newly inaugurated executives of Association of Licensed Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria ALPSPN in the state visited him on Wednesday in Akure Abodunrin while receiving the new executives led by Mr Tunde Akande said that government alone could not handle all the needs of security health education and other vital sectors in the country Everyone appears to now be in panic mode That is the antics of terrorists It is affecting the psyche of an average person on the street We need to work harder to give assurances of life when God has granted it Now that the situation is like this private guards operators should train and retrain their guards to meet the present day challenges in the country Even though they do not bear arms they wear uniforms and they are also soft targets for criminals So we need to upscale their skills in modern security he said According to him beyond just opening gates at the bank the guards need appropriate training to be skillful and Ondo NSCDC is ready to help in facilitating such training We need to go beyond the slogan when you see something say something You can only say something meaningful when you understand what you see We need to move to being able to properly identify what we see Massive public awareness is the way to go Not even now that access to security agencies premises are more controlled coupled with confidence crisis between some operatives and members of the public Beyond just earning salaries the private guards should see themselves as rendering services he said Responding Akande Chairman of appreciated the commandant and the role NSCDC played in mediation during the crisis the association had Your timely intervention during the imbroglio in our association led to the election of this new exco We shall do all in our power to reposition private guards companies in the state for better service delivery he said NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NSCDC advocates continuous training for private security guards
    Defence/Security2 months ago

    NSCDC advocates continuous training for private security guards

    The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC),says that private security companies should upscale the skills of their guards to enable them do their jobs properly and  support security agencies to fight crime.

    Dr Hammed Abodunrin, NSCDC Ondo State Commandant, made the call when the newly- inaugurated executives of Association of Licensed Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria (ALPSPN)in the state visited him on Wednesday in Akure.

    Abodunrin, while receiving  the new executives led by Mr Tunde Akande, said that government alone could not handle all the needs of security, health, education and other vital sectors in the country.

    “Everyone appears to now be in panic mode.

    That is the antics of terrorists.

    It is affecting the psyche of an average person on the street.

    “We need to work harder to give assurances of life when God has granted it.

    “Now that the situation is like this, private guards operators should train and retrain their guards to meet the present day challenges in the country.

    “Even though they do not bear arms, they wear uniforms and they are also soft targets for criminals.

    So we need to upscale their skills in modern security,” he said.

    According to him, beyond just opening gates at the bank, the guards need appropriate training to be skillful and Ondo NSCDC is ready to help in facilitating such training.

    “We need to go beyond the slogan ‘when you see something, say something’.

    You can only say something meaningful when you understand what you see.

    “We need to move to being able to properly identify what we see.

    “Massive public awareness is the way to go.

    Not even now that access to security agencies premises are more controlled, coupled with confidence crisis between some operatives and members of the public.

    “Beyond just earning salaries, the private guards should see themselves as rendering services,” he said.

    .

    Responding,  Akande, Chairman of appreciated the commandant and the role NSCDC played in mediation during the crisis the association had.

    “Your timely intervention during the imbroglio in our association led to the election of this new exco.

    “We shall do all in our power to reposition private guards companies in the state for better service delivery,” he said.


    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps NSCDC Ondo State Command says it has resolved no fewer than 100 community crisis cases from January 2022 to date Dr Hammed Abodunrin State Commander of the NSCDC made this known to the Nigerian News Agency on Friday in Akure Abodunrin said the move was to ensure that people live peacefully with each other without any crisis or rancor in society So far since January 2022 204 cases have been reported to us and 100 cases have been resolved while 104 cases are still pending This shows that our effort has given positive results and is effective because people come to tell us whenever they are aggrieved by the problems and we solve it without any kind of violence or violence that can cause injury or kill each other People or communities should not lose hope because when you lose hope you start to become violent so try as much as possible to approach the civil defense peace and conflict resolution unit he said The commander said that the recent establishment of Complaint Management Centers in the 18 local government areas of the state has brought positive results and continues to bring positive results Abodunrin explaining that some of his men were satisfied United Nations UN mediators asked members of the public to report their grievances to command without paying any fees for friendly resolutions He also said that the command staff was trained trained and up to the task to resolve any grievance between the people or the community According to him people should visit any nearby local government where problems can be addressed and resolved The alternative resolution that we are preaching and that the commanding general is interested in is a win win case where the parties involved will settle and be happy with each other not that someone has won and someone has lost The crisis that we have resolved is made up of communities fighting over land issues destruction of farmland clashes between farmers and herders among others said Abodunrin For this reason he called on citizens to be vigilant brave and flee from any news that could disturb the peace of their communities The NSCDC commander however instructed the division officers and desk officers who are Heads of Peace and Conflict Management in any local government to try harder and ensure peace in the community This is an era where we hear about fake news Whatever you are reading and you doubt that this could happen then forget it because you don t have to feed yourself with news that will make you panic So people should avoid negative things about themselves and the community at large and run away from fake news he advised NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NSCDC resolves 100 community crises in 6 months
     The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps NSCDC Ondo State Command says it has resolved no fewer than 100 community crisis cases from January 2022 to date Dr Hammed Abodunrin State Commander of the NSCDC made this known to the Nigerian News Agency on Friday in Akure Abodunrin said the move was to ensure that people live peacefully with each other without any crisis or rancor in society So far since January 2022 204 cases have been reported to us and 100 cases have been resolved while 104 cases are still pending This shows that our effort has given positive results and is effective because people come to tell us whenever they are aggrieved by the problems and we solve it without any kind of violence or violence that can cause injury or kill each other People or communities should not lose hope because when you lose hope you start to become violent so try as much as possible to approach the civil defense peace and conflict resolution unit he said The commander said that the recent establishment of Complaint Management Centers in the 18 local government areas of the state has brought positive results and continues to bring positive results Abodunrin explaining that some of his men were satisfied United Nations UN mediators asked members of the public to report their grievances to command without paying any fees for friendly resolutions He also said that the command staff was trained trained and up to the task to resolve any grievance between the people or the community According to him people should visit any nearby local government where problems can be addressed and resolved The alternative resolution that we are preaching and that the commanding general is interested in is a win win case where the parties involved will settle and be happy with each other not that someone has won and someone has lost The crisis that we have resolved is made up of communities fighting over land issues destruction of farmland clashes between farmers and herders among others said Abodunrin For this reason he called on citizens to be vigilant brave and flee from any news that could disturb the peace of their communities The NSCDC commander however instructed the division officers and desk officers who are Heads of Peace and Conflict Management in any local government to try harder and ensure peace in the community This is an era where we hear about fake news Whatever you are reading and you doubt that this could happen then forget it because you don t have to feed yourself with news that will make you panic So people should avoid negative things about themselves and the community at large and run away from fake news he advised NewsSourceCredit NAN
    NSCDC resolves 100 community crises in 6 months
    Defence/Security3 months ago

    NSCDC resolves 100 community crises in 6 months

    The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Ondo State Command, says it has resolved no fewer than 100 community crisis cases from January 2022 to date.

    Dr. Hammed Abodunrin, State Commander of the NSCDC, made this known to the Nigerian News Agency on Friday in Akure.

    Abodunrin said the move was to ensure that people live peacefully with each other without any crisis or rancor in society.

    “So far, since January 2022, 204 cases have been reported to us and 100 cases have been resolved, while 104 cases are still pending.

    “This shows that our effort has given positive results and is effective because people come to tell us whenever they are aggrieved by the problems, and we solve it without any kind of violence or violence that can cause injury or kill each other.

    “People or communities should not lose hope because when you lose hope, you start to become violent, so try as much as possible to approach the civil defense peace and conflict resolution unit,” he said.

    The commander said that the recent establishment of Complaint Management Centers in the 18 local government areas of the state has brought positive results and continues to bring positive results.

    Abodunrin, explaining that some of his men were satisfied United Nations (UN) mediators, asked members of the public to report their grievances to command without paying any fees for friendly resolutions.

    He also said that the command staff was trained, trained and up to the task to resolve any grievance between the people or the community.

    According to him, people should visit any nearby local government where problems can be addressed and resolved.

    “The alternative resolution that we are preaching and that the commanding general is interested in, is a win-win case where the parties involved will settle and be happy with each other, not that someone has won and someone has lost.

    “The crisis that we have resolved is made up of communities fighting over land issues, destruction of farmland, clashes between farmers and herders, among others,” said Abodunrin.

    For this reason, he called on citizens to be vigilant, brave and flee from any news that could disturb the peace of their communities.

    The NSCDC commander, however, instructed the division officers and desk officers, who are Heads of Peace and Conflict Management in any local government, to try harder and ensure peace in the community.

    “This is an era where we hear about fake news.

    Whatever you are reading and you doubt that this could happen, then forget it, because you don't have to feed yourself with news that will make you panic.

    "So people should avoid negative things about themselves and the community at large and run away from fake news," he advised.



    NewsSourceCredit: NAN

  •  The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC Ondo State Command has vowed to sanction illegal private guard companies operating in the state The State Commandant Dr Hammed Abodunrin gave the avowal on Monday in Akure when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria He said it was imperative for private guard operators to register their companies and uniforms with the NSCDC before embarking on business He said the NSCDC in Ondo State had registered 35 private guard companies and that the unregistered ones would be sealed and their operators prosecuted He added that the NSCDC had sealed one unregistered guards company for contravening the law and advised those that had not perfected their papers or renewed their licences to do so It is not if they are caught it s when they are caught because they will be caught There is no doubt about that and those found to be contravening the law would pay double the fine The problem with illegality in the private guard companies is worse than merely dodging payment of necessary fees Private guards have reportedly killed their hirers so we need to know those engaged where they came from who trained them their backgrounds and pedigree Many maids have also reportedly abducted their employers children and stolen their property So it s not about licence or fee payment alone he noted Abodunrin told NAN that the NSCDC registers licences and trains private guard companies operatives in intelligence gathering and disaster management so they would not end up merely opening and shutting gates Imagine if a bank customer slumps or slips in the banking hall the private guard operative on the premises should be able to apply first aid before the customer is taken to a hospital We want the guards to be comprehensively trained The only thing we will not train them on is how to bear arms because the law establishing the engagement of private guards does not allow them to carry weapons Abodunrin said NAN
    NSCDC in Ondo State vows to sanction illegal private guard companies
     The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC Ondo State Command has vowed to sanction illegal private guard companies operating in the state The State Commandant Dr Hammed Abodunrin gave the avowal on Monday in Akure when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria He said it was imperative for private guard operators to register their companies and uniforms with the NSCDC before embarking on business He said the NSCDC in Ondo State had registered 35 private guard companies and that the unregistered ones would be sealed and their operators prosecuted He added that the NSCDC had sealed one unregistered guards company for contravening the law and advised those that had not perfected their papers or renewed their licences to do so It is not if they are caught it s when they are caught because they will be caught There is no doubt about that and those found to be contravening the law would pay double the fine The problem with illegality in the private guard companies is worse than merely dodging payment of necessary fees Private guards have reportedly killed their hirers so we need to know those engaged where they came from who trained them their backgrounds and pedigree Many maids have also reportedly abducted their employers children and stolen their property So it s not about licence or fee payment alone he noted Abodunrin told NAN that the NSCDC registers licences and trains private guard companies operatives in intelligence gathering and disaster management so they would not end up merely opening and shutting gates Imagine if a bank customer slumps or slips in the banking hall the private guard operative on the premises should be able to apply first aid before the customer is taken to a hospital We want the guards to be comprehensively trained The only thing we will not train them on is how to bear arms because the law establishing the engagement of private guards does not allow them to carry weapons Abodunrin said NAN
    NSCDC in Ondo State vows to sanction illegal private guard companies
    Defence/Security5 months ago

    NSCDC in Ondo State vows to sanction illegal private guard companies

    The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ondo State Command, has vowed to sanction illegal private guard companies operating in the state.

    The State Commandant, Dr Hammed Abodunrin, gave the avowal on Monday in Akure when he spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria .

    He said it was imperative for private guard operators to register their companies and uniforms with the NSCDC before embarking on business.

    He said the NSCDC in Ondo State had registered 35 private guard companies and that the unregistered ones would be sealed and their operators prosecuted.

    He added that the NSCDC had sealed one unregistered guards company for contravening the law and advised those that had not perfected their papers, or renewed their licences to do so.

    “It is not if they are caught; it’s when they are caught because they will be caught. There is no doubt about that and those found to be contravening the law would pay double the fine.

    “The problem with illegality in the private guard companies is worse than merely dodging payment of necessary fees.

    “Private guards have reportedly killed their hirers, so we need to know those engaged, where they came from, who trained them, their backgrounds and pedigree.

    “Many maids have also reportedly abducted their employers’ children and stolen their property. So, it’s not about licence or fee payment alone,’’ he noted.

    Abodunrin told NAN that the NSCDC registers, licences and trains private guard companies’ operatives in intelligence gathering and disaster management so they would not end up merely opening and shutting gates.

    “Imagine if a bank customer slumps or slips in the banking hall, the private guard operative on the premises should be able to apply first aid before the customer is taken to a hospital.

    “We want the guards to be comprehensively-trained.

    “The only thing we will not train them on is how to bear arms because the law establishing the engagement of private guards does not allow them to carry weapons,’’ Abodunrin said.

    (NAN)

  •  The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC has reiterated the need for Nigerians to invest in training that would improve their security knowledge for a secured and criminally reduced country Dr Hammed Abodunrin the Commandant of NSCDC in Ondo State made the emphasis on Sunday during a chat with the News Agency of Nigeria in Akure Abodunrin explained that the best form of security was personal security saying that without knowledge of security it would be difficult to know when dangers were looming He said that the deployment of technology and knowledge was an important factor to curb and reduce criminality in the country If we don t give security education people won t know The best form of security is the one you provide for yourself It is a reflex action If you touch a hot object you remove your hand Nobody will tell you That is what security is If you feel that a place is not safe you don t go there Nobody needs to tell you that If there is any happening in the street of UK within some minutes security operatives will arrive Not only because they have technology alone but because they have a conscious population who can really tell the story and how it happened Here we don t have such knolwedge We can be saying slogan that when you see something say something but before you can say something you must identify what you have seen If you don t know that what you have seen is dangerous you won t say anything l don t know how many journalists that can recognise an IED when they see it That is why we want to also train media operators to know that their job is also risky We will carry them along and see how we can protect them on the field We have lost many of them There are positions you should be when you are hearing gunshots Except someone points a gun at you you cannot be crippled by gunshots if are in such positions he stated On Ondo State Security Awareness for Everybody OSSAE the commandant said that the Commandant General of NSCDC had initiated the children s version whereby school children would be taught security tips The school security project is ongoing We are succeeding in Ondo State especially in the area of keeping people informed on personal security The children version is the initiative of the commandant general It s to look at security threats around our schools all over Nigeria and how we can reduce such security threats We want these children to know and when they know they can talk How can they sense rape when coming and how do they avoid it Many of them fall victim because of their ignorance So we can know how we come in and fill in the gap not that we will deploy our personnel there We don t even have enough personnel to do that We are starting from secondary schools because we are looking at categories of children that can grasp what we are doing We will still go back to primary schools and of course our target is also higher institutions he said According to him the school security programme will be in phases We have trained our own personnel The second one is training of teachers and another phase is the teachers training the remaining teachers in the school The training is going to be extra curricular activities spanning weeks and it will also make security agents look friendly to our children so that they can access them when in danger or being threatened They will not see security personnel as oppressors but a particular set of people that can be of help as being done in other climes he said He decried the wrong notion about security opearives saying such notion had also been passed to children who were scared by the uniform as they grew up Personally I did a reserach I gathered about 100 children asking them if they had ever shaken hands with a policeman before only two of them said yes One of them is a child of a policeman and the other was in a Boys Brigade in his church And I asked them about shaking hands with a soldier and they all chorused no Some of them said they felt like entering the ground if they sight a soldier he stated Abodunrin also said that benefits of friendliness and good collaborations between security operatives and members of the public could not be over emphasised He tasked parents and guardians on a time table to teach their children and wards weekly security lessons saying that only moral lessons would not suffice Abodunrin cited an eight year old girl being violated by her headmaster saying the girl did not talk until she was taught that she should not allow anybody to touch her red area which is from neck to knee He added that an enquiry was made and the said headmaster confessed that he was just trying to be friendly with the girl NAN
    Criminality: NSCDC harps on security knowledge 
     The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC has reiterated the need for Nigerians to invest in training that would improve their security knowledge for a secured and criminally reduced country Dr Hammed Abodunrin the Commandant of NSCDC in Ondo State made the emphasis on Sunday during a chat with the News Agency of Nigeria in Akure Abodunrin explained that the best form of security was personal security saying that without knowledge of security it would be difficult to know when dangers were looming He said that the deployment of technology and knowledge was an important factor to curb and reduce criminality in the country If we don t give security education people won t know The best form of security is the one you provide for yourself It is a reflex action If you touch a hot object you remove your hand Nobody will tell you That is what security is If you feel that a place is not safe you don t go there Nobody needs to tell you that If there is any happening in the street of UK within some minutes security operatives will arrive Not only because they have technology alone but because they have a conscious population who can really tell the story and how it happened Here we don t have such knolwedge We can be saying slogan that when you see something say something but before you can say something you must identify what you have seen If you don t know that what you have seen is dangerous you won t say anything l don t know how many journalists that can recognise an IED when they see it That is why we want to also train media operators to know that their job is also risky We will carry them along and see how we can protect them on the field We have lost many of them There are positions you should be when you are hearing gunshots Except someone points a gun at you you cannot be crippled by gunshots if are in such positions he stated On Ondo State Security Awareness for Everybody OSSAE the commandant said that the Commandant General of NSCDC had initiated the children s version whereby school children would be taught security tips The school security project is ongoing We are succeeding in Ondo State especially in the area of keeping people informed on personal security The children version is the initiative of the commandant general It s to look at security threats around our schools all over Nigeria and how we can reduce such security threats We want these children to know and when they know they can talk How can they sense rape when coming and how do they avoid it Many of them fall victim because of their ignorance So we can know how we come in and fill in the gap not that we will deploy our personnel there We don t even have enough personnel to do that We are starting from secondary schools because we are looking at categories of children that can grasp what we are doing We will still go back to primary schools and of course our target is also higher institutions he said According to him the school security programme will be in phases We have trained our own personnel The second one is training of teachers and another phase is the teachers training the remaining teachers in the school The training is going to be extra curricular activities spanning weeks and it will also make security agents look friendly to our children so that they can access them when in danger or being threatened They will not see security personnel as oppressors but a particular set of people that can be of help as being done in other climes he said He decried the wrong notion about security opearives saying such notion had also been passed to children who were scared by the uniform as they grew up Personally I did a reserach I gathered about 100 children asking them if they had ever shaken hands with a policeman before only two of them said yes One of them is a child of a policeman and the other was in a Boys Brigade in his church And I asked them about shaking hands with a soldier and they all chorused no Some of them said they felt like entering the ground if they sight a soldier he stated Abodunrin also said that benefits of friendliness and good collaborations between security operatives and members of the public could not be over emphasised He tasked parents and guardians on a time table to teach their children and wards weekly security lessons saying that only moral lessons would not suffice Abodunrin cited an eight year old girl being violated by her headmaster saying the girl did not talk until she was taught that she should not allow anybody to touch her red area which is from neck to knee He added that an enquiry was made and the said headmaster confessed that he was just trying to be friendly with the girl NAN
    Criminality: NSCDC harps on security knowledge 
    Defence/Security5 months ago

    Criminality: NSCDC harps on security knowledge 

    The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has reiterated the need for Nigerians to invest in training that would improve their security knowledge for a secured and criminally-reduced country.

    Dr Hammed Abodunrin, the Commandant of NSCDC in Ondo State, made the emphasis on Sunday during a chat with the News Agency of Nigeria in Akure.

    Abodunrin explained that the best form of security was personal security, saying that without knowledge of security, it would be difficult to know when dangers were looming.

    He said that the deployment of technology and knowledge was an important factor to curb and reduce criminality in the country.

    “If we don’t give security education, people won’t know. The best form of security is the one you provide for yourself. It is a reflex action. If you touch a hot object, you remove your hand. Nobody will tell you. That is what security is.

    “If you feel that a place is not safe, you don’t go there. Nobody needs to tell you that. If there is any happening in the street of UK, within some minutes, security operatives will arrive.

    “Not only because they have technology alone, but because they have a conscious population who can really tell the story and how it happened. Here, we don’t have such knolwedge.

    “We can be saying slogan that when you see something, say something, but before you can say something, you must identify what you have seen. If you don’t know that what you have seen is dangerous, you won’t say anything.

    “l don’t know how many journalists that can recognise an IED when they see it. That is why we want to also train media operators to know that their job is also risky.

    “We will carry them along and see how we can protect them on the field. We have lost many of them.

    “There are positions you should be when you are hearing gunshots. Except someone points a gun at you, you cannot be crippled by gunshots if are in such positions,” he stated.

    On Ondo State Security Awareness for Everybody (OSSAE), the commandant said that the Commandant General of NSCDC had initiated the children’s version whereby school children would be taught security tips.

    “The school security project is ongoing. We are succeeding in Ondo State, especially in the area of keeping people informed on personal security. The children version is the initiative of the commandant general.

    “It’s to look at security threats around our schools all over Nigeria and how we can reduce such security threats.

    “We want these children to know and when they know, they can talk. How can they sense rape when coming and how do they avoid it? Many of them fall victim because of their ignorance.

    “So, we can know how we come in and fill in the gap, not that we will deploy our personnel there. We don’t even have enough personnel to do that.

    “We are starting from secondary schools because we are looking at categories of children that can grasp what we are doing. We will still go back to primary schools, and of course, our target is also higher institutions,” he said.

    According to him, the school security programme will be in phases.

    “We have trained our own personnel. The second one is training of teachers and another phase is the teachers’ training the remaining teachers in the school.

    “The training is going to be extra-curricular activities spanning weeks and it will also make security agents look friendly to our children so that they can access them when in danger or being threatened.

    “They will not see security personnel as oppressors but a particular set of people that can be of help as being done in other climes,” he said.

    He decried the wrong notion about security opearives, saying such notion had also been passed to children who were scared by the uniform as they grew up.

    “Personally, I did a reserach. I gathered about 100 children asking them if they had ever shaken hands with a policeman before, only two of them said yes. One of them is a child of a policeman and the other was in a Boys’ Brigade in his church.

    “And I asked them about shaking hands with a soldier and they all chorused no. Some of them said they felt like entering the ground if they sight a soldier,” he stated.

    Abodunrin also said that benefits of friendliness and good collaborations  between security operatives and members of the public could not be over-emphasised.

    He tasked parents and guardians on a time-table to teach their children and wards weekly security lessons, saying that only moral lessons would not suffice.

    Abodunrin cited an eight-year-old girl being violated by her headmaster, saying the girl did not talk until she was taught that she should not allow anybody to touch her “‘red area’, which is from neck to knee”.

    He added that an enquiry was made and the “said headmaster confessed that he was just trying to be friendly with the girl.”


    (NAN)

  •   The Nigerian Civil Defense and Security Corps NSCDC has vowed to rid the nation s schools from kidnapping students and teachers for ransom NSCDC Commander General Abubakar Audi said this Tuesday during the inauguration of the Women s Special Squadron SFS and Rapid Response Squadron RRS of the Ondo State Command in Akure Audi who was represented by Adeyinka Ayinla Zone J Zone Commander NSCDC explained that the command had made efforts to rejuvenate its staff for more effective service delivery He said the spate of attacks by criminals involved in kidnapping students for ransom had made it imperative to focus attention on tightening security in schools He said that a special women s squad had been formed as a proactive measure to ensure safety and restore the trust of students parents teachers and the community in the country s security architecture The task force must face these emerging security challenges in the country and curb the constant threat to learning posed by reckless criminals who have been declared terrorists The female squad is a necessarily born child of the need to effectively reduce the recent increase in insecurity due to armed banditry kidnapping and insurgency It fits the need to effectively implement the safe schools initiative proposed by the government You will agree with me that our country currently faces unprecedented security challenges and that unique problems demand unique solutions said Audi Therefore he commissioned the women s special squad to abide by the rules of engagement and demonstrate professionalism in their conduct every time they are dispatched saying that they have become the body image NSCDC Ondo State Commander Dr Hammed Abodunrin said no fewer than 80 members of the Women s Special Squad and Rapid Response Squad were trained According to him they will soon be deployed to various schools across the state Abodunrin called on the state government to ensure that safety studies are taught as a course in all schools in Ondo state In Ondo state we have 1 606 secondary schools that we must protect because bandits have targeted schools by going there to pick up our children and teachers The SFS will be able to take on bullies when they want to attack schools and it will also provide students and teachers with personal safety skills On the other hand RRS will provide a rapid response to emergency or urgent calls throughout the state he said John Adeyemo Head of Service HoS Ondo who represented Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu thanked law enforcement agencies for their proactiveness in providing services in the state Akeredolu pleaded with all state security agencies not to give way to thugs especially during the Christmas period Ondo state turned out to be one of the safe states in Nigeria and of course this is due to the efforts of the security teams and with this inauguration we are ready to go to our schools We are ready and willing to support the security teams in the state of Ondo to guarantee lives and property YAYA
    NSCDC launches Special Female Squad in Ondo, vows to halt abductions in Nigerian schools
      The Nigerian Civil Defense and Security Corps NSCDC has vowed to rid the nation s schools from kidnapping students and teachers for ransom NSCDC Commander General Abubakar Audi said this Tuesday during the inauguration of the Women s Special Squadron SFS and Rapid Response Squadron RRS of the Ondo State Command in Akure Audi who was represented by Adeyinka Ayinla Zone J Zone Commander NSCDC explained that the command had made efforts to rejuvenate its staff for more effective service delivery He said the spate of attacks by criminals involved in kidnapping students for ransom had made it imperative to focus attention on tightening security in schools He said that a special women s squad had been formed as a proactive measure to ensure safety and restore the trust of students parents teachers and the community in the country s security architecture The task force must face these emerging security challenges in the country and curb the constant threat to learning posed by reckless criminals who have been declared terrorists The female squad is a necessarily born child of the need to effectively reduce the recent increase in insecurity due to armed banditry kidnapping and insurgency It fits the need to effectively implement the safe schools initiative proposed by the government You will agree with me that our country currently faces unprecedented security challenges and that unique problems demand unique solutions said Audi Therefore he commissioned the women s special squad to abide by the rules of engagement and demonstrate professionalism in their conduct every time they are dispatched saying that they have become the body image NSCDC Ondo State Commander Dr Hammed Abodunrin said no fewer than 80 members of the Women s Special Squad and Rapid Response Squad were trained According to him they will soon be deployed to various schools across the state Abodunrin called on the state government to ensure that safety studies are taught as a course in all schools in Ondo state In Ondo state we have 1 606 secondary schools that we must protect because bandits have targeted schools by going there to pick up our children and teachers The SFS will be able to take on bullies when they want to attack schools and it will also provide students and teachers with personal safety skills On the other hand RRS will provide a rapid response to emergency or urgent calls throughout the state he said John Adeyemo Head of Service HoS Ondo who represented Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu thanked law enforcement agencies for their proactiveness in providing services in the state Akeredolu pleaded with all state security agencies not to give way to thugs especially during the Christmas period Ondo state turned out to be one of the safe states in Nigeria and of course this is due to the efforts of the security teams and with this inauguration we are ready to go to our schools We are ready and willing to support the security teams in the state of Ondo to guarantee lives and property YAYA
    NSCDC launches Special Female Squad in Ondo, vows to halt abductions in Nigerian schools
    Headlines10 months ago

    NSCDC launches Special Female Squad in Ondo, vows to halt abductions in Nigerian schools

    The Nigerian Civil Defense and Security Corps, NSCDC, has vowed to rid the nation's schools from kidnapping students and teachers for ransom.

    NSCDC Commander General Abubakar Audi said this Tuesday during the inauguration of the Women's Special Squadron, SFS, and Rapid Response Squadron, RRS, of the Ondo State Command in Akure.

    Audi, who was represented by Adeyinka Ayinla, Zone J Zone Commander, NSCDC, explained that the command had made efforts to rejuvenate its staff for more effective service delivery.

    He said the spate of attacks by criminals involved in kidnapping students for ransom had made it imperative to focus attention on tightening security in schools.

    He said that a special women's squad had been formed as a proactive measure to ensure safety and restore the trust of students, parents, teachers and the community in the country's security architecture.

    “The task force must face these emerging security challenges in the country and curb the constant threat to learning posed by reckless criminals who have been declared terrorists.

    “The female squad is a necessarily born child of the need to effectively reduce the recent increase in insecurity due to armed banditry, kidnapping and insurgency.

    “It fits the need to effectively implement the safe schools initiative proposed by the government.

    "You will agree with me that our country currently faces unprecedented security challenges and that unique problems demand unique solutions," said Audi.

    Therefore, he commissioned the women's special squad to abide by the rules of engagement and demonstrate professionalism in their conduct every time they are dispatched, saying that they have become the body image.

    NSCDC Ondo State Commander Dr. Hammed Abodunrin said no fewer than 80 members of the Women's Special Squad and Rapid Response Squad were trained.

    According to him, they will soon be deployed to various schools across the state.

    Abodunrin called on the state government to ensure that safety studies are taught as a course in all schools in Ondo state.

    “In Ondo state, we have 1,606 secondary schools that we must protect because bandits have targeted schools by going there to pick up our children and teachers.

    “The SFS will be able to take on bullies when they want to attack schools and it will also provide students and teachers with personal safety skills.

    On the other hand, RRS will provide a rapid response to emergency or urgent calls throughout the state, ”he said.

    John Adeyemo, Head of Service, HoS, Ondo, who represented Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, thanked law enforcement agencies for their proactiveness in providing services in the state.

    Akeredolu pleaded with all state security agencies not to give way to thugs, especially during the Christmas period.

    “Ondo state turned out to be one of the safe states in Nigeria and of course this is due to the efforts of the security teams and with this inauguration, we are ready to go to our schools.

    “We are ready and willing to support the security teams in the state of Ondo to guarantee lives and property.

    YAYA

  •   The Nigerian Civil Defense and Security Corps NSCDC arrested a 44 year old man Ayodele Ige for an alleged scam employing N1 9 million in Ondo state Dr Hammed Abodunrin commander of the NSCDC in Ondo state made this known when informing reporters of the arrest on Wednesday in Akure Mr Abodunrin explained that the suspect instigated job seekers to part with the various amounts by promising to help them find jobs at NSCDC NDLEA and other government agencies Ayodele has a way of coaxing his victims that he will give them work and they can be sure their letter of appointment will be out soon So far as at the last count he has collected 1 9 million naira from various victims His account with First Bank Plc revealed that he personally raised 1 3 million naira out of the total money through transfers Ayodele claimed that he sent the money to a certain Mr Adu who works with the NDLEA with the aim of recruiting people in various services said the corps commander Mr Abodunrin has advised members of the public to be wary and stop giving money to people promising to help them find jobs He said NSCDC authorities have advised members of the public not to fall victim to con artists because the body is not recruiting People should stop donating money for jobs Jobs are not for sale if jobs are available they will get it no matter how much money you pay you will not get it As far as Nigeria is concerned we don t have recruiting agents maybe they do elsewhere but here in Nigeria the agencies are recruiting directly And if an individual tells you that they can help you recruit from three or five agencies that s a clear sign that the person must be skeptical Abodunrin said NOPE
    NSCDC arrest man over alleged N1.9m employment scam in Ondo
      The Nigerian Civil Defense and Security Corps NSCDC arrested a 44 year old man Ayodele Ige for an alleged scam employing N1 9 million in Ondo state Dr Hammed Abodunrin commander of the NSCDC in Ondo state made this known when informing reporters of the arrest on Wednesday in Akure Mr Abodunrin explained that the suspect instigated job seekers to part with the various amounts by promising to help them find jobs at NSCDC NDLEA and other government agencies Ayodele has a way of coaxing his victims that he will give them work and they can be sure their letter of appointment will be out soon So far as at the last count he has collected 1 9 million naira from various victims His account with First Bank Plc revealed that he personally raised 1 3 million naira out of the total money through transfers Ayodele claimed that he sent the money to a certain Mr Adu who works with the NDLEA with the aim of recruiting people in various services said the corps commander Mr Abodunrin has advised members of the public to be wary and stop giving money to people promising to help them find jobs He said NSCDC authorities have advised members of the public not to fall victim to con artists because the body is not recruiting People should stop donating money for jobs Jobs are not for sale if jobs are available they will get it no matter how much money you pay you will not get it As far as Nigeria is concerned we don t have recruiting agents maybe they do elsewhere but here in Nigeria the agencies are recruiting directly And if an individual tells you that they can help you recruit from three or five agencies that s a clear sign that the person must be skeptical Abodunrin said NOPE
    NSCDC arrest man over alleged N1.9m employment scam in Ondo
    Headlines12 months ago

    NSCDC arrest man over alleged N1.9m employment scam in Ondo

    The Nigerian Civil Defense and Security Corps, NSCDC, arrested a 44-year-old man, Ayodele Ige, for an alleged scam employing N1.9 million in Ondo state.

    Dr Hammed Abodunrin, commander of the NSCDC in Ondo state, made this known when informing reporters of the arrest on Wednesday in Akure.

    Mr Abodunrin explained that the suspect instigated job seekers to part with the various amounts by promising to help them find jobs at NSCDC, NDLEA and other government agencies.

    "Ayodele has a way of coaxing his victims that he will give them work and they can be sure their letter of appointment will be out soon.

    “So far, as at the last count, he has collected 1.9 million naira from various victims.

    “His account with First Bank Plc. revealed that he personally raised 1.3 million naira out of the total money through transfers.

    "Ayodele claimed that he sent the money to a certain Mr. Adu who works with the NDLEA with the aim of recruiting people in various services," said the corps commander.

    Mr Abodunrin has advised members of the public to be wary and stop giving money to people promising to help them find jobs.

    He said NSCDC authorities have advised members of the public not to fall victim to con artists because the body is not recruiting.

    “People should stop donating money for jobs. Jobs are not for sale, if jobs are available they will get it, no matter how much money you pay you will not get it.

    “As far as Nigeria is concerned, we don't have recruiting agents, maybe they do elsewhere, but here in Nigeria the agencies are recruiting directly.

    "And if an individual tells you that they can help you recruit from three or five agencies, that's a clear sign that the person must be skeptical," Abodunrin said.

    NOPE