The Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Lagos State Command, Commandant of Corps (CC) Eweka Edenabu Okoro, has promised to partner with the Crime Reporters Association of Nigeria (CRAN), on security and advocacy.
The Commandant made the commitment when he received executives of CRAN, in his office, at the State Command Headquarters, in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.
The CRAN executives, led by its President, Mr Lekan Olabulo, commended the Commandant for his laudable and outstanding performances, within the security sector in the state.
In a statement by Civil Defence Public Relations Officer (CDPRO), Lagos State Command, DSC Abolurin Oluwaseun Olumide, Olabulor, said, “CRAN usually holds advocacy programmes, to sensitize the public against, the abuse of drugs and illicit substances, in the month of June of every year.
This is also coupled with the highly revered yearly CRAN’s Award and lecture, which has been contributing to the national security architecture, of the nation, amidst many others.
“He also said that this year’s award and lecture, scheduled, to come up in November, will be focussing on the 2023 general elections and the optimal security of the Nigerian state.”
Commandant Eweka Okoro extolled the executives, of CRAN as well as its members, for their unflinching support for the Command, in ensuring timely and consistent reportage of the Command’s news, especially, on the mandates of the Corps.
“The Commandant said that the roles they have been playing, to ensure the flow of information, to the public, about the Command’s operations can not be overemphasized and as a result, the Association will continue to receive the Command’s full support.
“He further said that the upcoming CRAN’s lecture, billed to focus on the 2023 general elections, amongst others is apt, especially, now that political parties are about to commence electioneering campaign, throughout the entire nation, in accordance with the electoral guidelines.
“The visit was also witnessed by the Deputy Commandant of Corps (DCC), in charge of Operations and the DCC Intelligence and Investigations, respectively, DCC Sulaiman Jimoh Agboola, DCC Hussaini Keyfas Bakshar,as well as DSC Abolurin Oluwaseun. Other executives of CRAN present include Adaobi Obiechina, Assistant General Secretary, and Jimoh Taiwo, PRO and Internal Auditor”