The Osun State Commandant of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Sunday Agboola has said traditional rulers are well positioned to enlighten their subjects on the need to always provide actionable intelligence to security agencies in their various communities.
He said traditional rulers have vital roles to play in the fight against insecurity bedeviling the country.
The NSCDC boss stated these during his courtesy visit on Owa Obokun of Ijesha land , His Imperial Majesty Oba Gabriel Adekunle Aromolaran in his palace in Ilesa, Osun State.
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A statement signed by the Public Relations Officer of the command, ASCII Kehinde Adeleke noted that the visit was in continuation of his familiarisation visits.
According to the statement, Commandant Agboola said the visit became imperative considering the crucial roles traditional rulers play in tackling crime and criminality in their different communities.
The Osun NSCDC boss said “the Corps has enjoyed a robust relationship with traditional rulers and we are ready to work extra hard to bring insecurity to the barest minimum in Osun State.
“Security personnel need information on suspicious movement in your community, as this will help nip crime in the bud”.
He also stated that the prayers of the Royal Fathers would enable him succeed in his new assignment in Osun State.
From the palace of Owa, Commandant Agboola proceeded to the palace of Elegboro of Ijebu Jesha, His Royal Majesty Oba Oluwafemi Agunsoye Abikehin Ekun Agunsoye II; the palace of Owaloko of Iloko Ijesha, His Royal Majesty, Oba Akeem Olusayo Ogungbangbe, Ajagbusi Ekun VI and the palace of Alapomu of Apomu, Oba Kayode Afolabi
In their respective remarks, the traditional rulers expressed delight to have the State Commandant in Osun State as NSCDC personnel in their communities have been discharging their duties with every sense of professionalism.
The royal fathers also disclosed that they were aware of the needs of the Corps in terms of logistics, and promised to contribute their quota, in order to effectively fight insecurity in Ijesha land.
The traditional rulers assured the State Commandant that their communities would always provide actionable intelligence to help stamp out crime and criminality in the state.
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