NSCDC EXPRESSES COMMITMENT, ENUMERATES ACHIEVEMENTS TOWARDS SAFE SCHOOLS IN NIGERIAAdunni Adetola
“NSCDC’s School Safety Initiative, has drastically reduced insecurity in schools, through out the nation, with the formation of the Special Female Squad ( SFS ), by our amiable Commandant General and its inauguration by the Honourable Minister of Interior,” Commandant Eweka said.
The Commandant General (CG) Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), CG Ahmed Abubakar Audi, PhD, mni, OFR, was ably represented, yesterday, Wednesday, 12th October 2022, at the 2022 Education Summit, of the Education Writers’ Association of Nigeria (EWAN), by the Commandant, Lagos State Command, Commandant of Corps (CC) Edenabu Okoro Eweka, msc, acma, cna.
The Commandant, who represented, the NSCDC, Commandant General, deliveries the keynote address, immediately after the speech of the Special Guest of Honour, Minister of Education, Mal.Adamu Adamu, who was represented, by the Director of General Services in the ministry, at the 2022 EWAN Summit, which was held at Ijakadi Hall, Radisson Blu, Ikeja, Lagos.
Abolurin stated that the key note address of the CG, delivered, by the Lagos State Commandant, largely, centred on the school safety initiative of the Corps, through the rigorous and intelligent activities of the Special Female Squad ( SFS ), established, by the CG and inaugurated, by the Honourable Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, to serve as School Campaign Vanguard and play Advocacy roles, amongst other things in a bid to educate students and teachers, on the issues of safety and security, either in schools or out of schools.
“NSCDC’s School Safety Initiative, has drastically reduced insecurity in schools, through out the nation, with the formation of the Special Female Squad ( SFS ), by our amiable, indefatigable, sagacious, sedulous and erudite and intuitive scholar and Commandant General, NSCDC, CG Ahmed Abubakar Audi, PhD, mni, OFR and the immediate inauguration, of the Squad, by the Honourable Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Adesoji Aregbesola, after the Squad, had graduated, from a highly organized, paramilitary re – training, at the National Headquarters and all other State Command formations of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in the federation,” the Commandant said.
He also analytically, gave a brief statistical appraisal of schools in the country, the roles and achievements of the NSCDC, towards safe school initiative in Nigeria, with the view to eradicating cultism, kidnapping, rape, bullying, hooliganism, drug abuse and other heinous crimes often seen amongst our school children nationwide.
However, the panel session, which was moderated by the Chairman of EWAN, Mr. Mojeed Alabi, to also further deepen the discussion, was preceded, by intellectual, resourceful, emphatic and realistic speeches, from invited dignitaries, which include; the representative of the Executive Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Sanwo – Olu, the representative of the Comptroller General, Nigeria Immigration Service, the Director of Senior Secondary School Education of the Federal Ministry of Education, Vice – Chancellor Designate , University of Lagos and the representative of Head, WAEC Nigeria.
Finally, the NSCDC Commandant General was also presented a symbol of appreciation, in form of plaque, which was received on his behalf by the Lagos State Commandant. The Commandant reiterated his unflinching commitment, of the CG towards safe schools in the whole states of the federation, without leaving any stone unturned.