Ogun NSCDC Hosts 1st Security Summit

Ogun NSCDC Hosts 1st Security Summit

Call has been made to members of the public to work in synergy with security agencies to surmount the security challenge bedeviling the country.

This call was made today at the 1st annual Nigeria Security Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) security summit and public relations Conference held at Federal Secretariat Complex Hall, Okemosan Abeokuta the state capital.

The Commandant of the Corps in Ogun State, Alhaji Hammed Abodunrin, during the summit said the idea of the summit is a new vision of the Commandant-General Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi that Civil Defence must become more effective to security needs of their communities.

Abodunrin added that security personnel should know how to improve their image in the hands of the public.

"We have to look inward and check our credibility.We should not only rely on the media to project us but our actions should also project us.

" One of the things we learnt in this summit is how to handle crisis. Crisis management as been an issue in the Nigerian public space.

" The idea of the members of the public looking at you as a problem solver, you shouldn't be the one that would be their source of problem.

"We want to spread the culture of our ability to help people without conditions" he submitted

The Guest Speaker, Professor Lai Osho who spoke on the theme "The Efficiency and Effectiveness of security management in Nigeria: Public and a magic wand, called on the security agencies to respect the members of the public as partners in progress, warned the communities to stop seeing security agencies as instrument of oppression in the community.

Prof Lai Osho added that it is important to organised that kind of security summit as to create an avenue where the security agencies can listen to what ordinary people are saying in order to find a mutual understanding between them.

The chairman of the occasion  HRM Oba Olufemi Ogunleye Towulade of Akinale said "We have gain alot, we have had different experiences here and there. Opportunity for this discussion like this exposes the scenario for us to learn and see how we can in 2021 take it holistically how best we can reorganize our security nature " he affairmed.

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