Fayemi Cautions Newly-Armed Ekiti NSCDC Against Weapon Abuse

March 20, 2013

As men of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Ekiti State finally get weapons  to carry out their duties of protecting citizens’ lives and property, the State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi has called for restraint in the use of the weapons.

Governor Fayemi gave the words of caution to the security agents in Ado Ekiti, the state capital, during a formal presentation of the arms to him by the State Commandant of the NSCDC, Mr Augustine Obiekwe, at the Governor’s office. The Governor urged the NSCDC operatives not to abuse the riffles but nurture their “civil defender instinct”  in protecting the citizens with the arms.

Governor Fayemi stated that Ekiti State has enjoyed the relative peace , adding that his administration will continue to support to any security agency that  is committed to maintaining  peace as well as securing the lives and property of citizens in the state.

While expressing worry at the spate of insecurity in the country, the Governor traced the use of youth for social vices to unemployment and assured that the state government will continue to create job opportunities that will help get the unemployed youths gainfully engaged so that they don’t fall for the schemes of people who might  to use them for untoward goals.

Fayemi  however urged the NSCDC to cooperate with the newly established Peace Corps as well as other security agencies in the State in order to actualise the vision of government to make the State a  choice destination for investors.

Earlier, the State Commandant of the NSCDC, Mr Augustine Obiekwe had promised that there would be a significant improvement in the discharge of the duties of the Corps now that they are  properly equipped to fight crime. He said the new development would assist in reducing crime and violence  to the barest minimum.

He however promised that the corps will not engage in reckless use of the riffles.

Last modified: March 20, 2013

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