The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ondo State Command, on Monday held an interactive session with relevant stakeholders in the state to fashion out ways of eradicating kidnapping and banditry in the state and to educate as well as sensitize stakeholders on how to use modern gadgets for self-defence.
The stakeholders cut across traditional rulers, political office holders, public office holders, artisans and community leaders in Ondo state.
Addressing the stakeholders, the Commandant of the NSCDC, Ondo State Command, Mr Olatundun Olayinka said that the interactive session was aimed.
The NSCDC Commandant opined that without collaborative efforts of the stakeholders and residents, the needed success of securing lives and properties by the NSCDC would not be achieved at a maximum level.
He called for total cooperation of the Ondo State people in combating crimes and reduce them to barest minimum.
Olatundun further encouraged the residents to give out adequate information that could assist in curtailing banditry and kidnapping in Ondo state.
He assured the residents that the security agencies in Ondo State are doing their best to make the state free from social vices and all forms of criminalities.
In a remark, the Chairman of the occasion, Prince Elijah Lebi applauded the outstanding efforts of the Ondo State Governor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu in securing lives and properties of the Ondo State people.
Prince Lebi also commended the proactive approach and initiative of the Ondo State NSCDC new Commandant for organizing first of its kind interactive session with the relevant stakeholders in the state, stressing that the meeting would enhance mutual relationship between the NSCDC and stakeholders.
Dr. Jimoh Ibrahim and Akogun Tokunbo Modupe were the lead speakers at the event.
Both speakers stressed on the needs to protect lives and properties of the people, calling on the security agencies to double their works and pledged their total support for the NSCDC and other securities apparatus.
One of the major stakeholders who spoke at the meeting, Prince Biyi Poroye charged Nigerians on the needs to acquire modern gadgets as a self-defence to protect their lives and families.
He called on the people of Ondo State to support Governor Akeredolu’s vision to make the state secured for investors.
He appealed to the stakeholders to support the initiative of the new Commandant of the NSCDC, Ondo State Command who is willing to go to extra miles in protecting lives and properties of the Ondo State people.
The participants resolved on the need for the interactive session to be held periodically, stating that the meeting would further help to curtail security challenges in the state.