Defence/Security

Kwara NSCDC Marks Civil Defence Day, Commandant Preaches Peace

The Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Kwara State Command, Iskilu Ayinla Makinde has appealed to the people to allow peace to reign in the country and support security agencies.

He made the appeal while declaring open a two- day seminar organized by the Peace and Conflict Management Unit of the Corps as part of the activities to mark this year’s International Civil Defence Day, which holds on March 1st.

According to him, as the country continues to grapple with myriad of security challenges, there is the need for the people to allow peace to reign and avoid any action or inaction that can thwart peaceful coexistence in the society..

The Commandant, who decried the unabated spates of security challenges going on in the country appealed to all the concerned stakeholders to be alive to thier responsibilities in order to ensure a peaceful and crisis free society.

” The theme of this two days seminar is: ‘Roles of Community Stakeholders In Sustaining Harmonious Co Existences In Our Society’ and the main thrust is to sensitize the stakeholders on the consequences of the disputes and conflicts on the overall basis of the society.

“We also wish to achieve an enabling environment devoid of violence and to educate the stakeholders on their roles in sustaining an harmonious coexistence” The Commandant said.

The Commandant who used the opportunity to highlight the core mandate of the NSCDC to include crisis management, protection of critical national assets and infrastructure and regulations of the activities of the private guard units adding that part of the recent collaborative responsibility of the corps is to mediate in the herders and farmers conflict which led to the establishment of the Agro Ranger Unit of the corps.

According to the spokesman of the NSCDC in the State, Babawale Zaid Afolabi, the two days seminar will have some topical issues like peace and conflict analysis, consequences of violence in our society, place of human right in peace building among other topics.

Edited by Felix Ajide

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