The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Olusola Odumosu has assured the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Kayode Egbetokun, of maintaining a harmonious working relationship with his counterparts in the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) to provide adequate security for residents of the FCT and its environs.
Odumosu gave this reassurance on Thursday, during a courtesy visit to the IGP at the Louis Edet House, Force Headquarters, Abuja.
He acknowledged that although police officers and civil defenders have an existing relationship, it is important to strengthen such relationship across all cadres as this would foster a more secure territory.
The Command’s Spokesperson, ASCI Comfort Okomanyi, in a statement, said the Commandant stated that the rate of criminality and vandalism of critical assets and infrastructures in the FCT was of major concern to him and the Corps at large, hence the need for a more robust synergy with the police and other security agencies to curb such criminalities.
The Commandant reiterated his determination and commitment to contribute his quota to the enhancement of security in the country having been recently deployed as the Commandant in charge of the NSCDC FCT Command after a meritorious service as the Director of Public Relations (DPR) for NSCDC at the Corps National Headquarters, Abuja.
Odumosu commended the IGP for providing quality and strategic leadership for the Nigeria Police Force through ingenious innovations and deliberate reforms aimed at repositioning the NPF for better service delivery within a very short period of his appointment.
He seized the opportunity of his visit to congratulate the IGP on his well-deserved appointment having followed his impressive trajectory in public service over the years.
He prayed for more wisdom, knowledge, understanding, and God’s protection for the IGP to successfully complete his tenure while also writing his name in gold as the best IGP the Force ever produced.
The Commandant thereafter presented a congratulatory card to the IGP and also assured him of the Commandant General (CG) of NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Audi’s esteemed regards.
The IGP, Kayode Egbetokun, while welcoming the FCT Commandant, promised to always give support to the Corps where and when necessary.
He wished him a successful administration as the NSCDC FCT Command and also charged the Commandant to do his best in terms of performance to justify the confidence reposed in him by his boss, the CG.
The FCT Commandant and the IGP belong to the same Alma mater, Awori Anglican Comprehensive High School (AACHS), Ipaja, Lagos. The secondary school is currently celebrating its 50th year Golden Jubilee Anniversary with the IGP as the Chairman and organizing Committee of the Anglican Comprehensive High School Old Student Association (ANCOHS).