As part of efforts at strengthening security network in the state, Ekiti State Government has facilitated the training of 140 officers and men of the State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in light weapons handling.
Speaking at the passing out parade of the officers at the National Youth Service Corps Orientation Camp at Ise/Emure, the Ekiti State Governor, Dr. Kayode Fayemi noted that the training was to further strengthen the security of the state and assist the State Command of Civil Defence to build virile security outfit that would complement the armed forces in combating.
Dr. Fayemi who was represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Dr. Ganiyu Owolabi pledged the continued support of the state government to the training and re-training of officers to enhance better performance.
While warning that government would not condone any act of mishandling of weapon in the state, the Governor reiterated the
commitment of his administration to nurturing the existing peace in the state.
In his remarks, the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Dr. Ade Abolurin who was represented by the Commandant of the NSCDC of the Oyo State Command, Mr. Clement Adesuyi stressed that the armed squad initiative of the corps is meant to face vandalism and other social vices in the country with the cooperation of other security agencies.
The training of the officers was handled by 32 Artillery Brigade Nigeria Army, Akure.
Last modified: February 5, 2013