•Received Yiaga Program Manager at his Alausa command


The Commandant, Nigera Security and Civil Defence Corps, Lagos State Command, Commandant Eweka Douglas Okoro, MSC ACMA CNA, earlier today visited the Commander 9Brigade Nigerian Army in his office in Ikeja, Lagos. The Commandant proceeded on the visit, in a bid to further widen the synergy between the Corps and other Security Services and sister Agencies in the state.

The Commandant, Commandant Eweka Okoro, appreciated the Nigerian Army for the wonderful roles they have played in the areas of training and capacity building amongst other things at the formative stage of the Corps. He also seized the opportunity to express his willingness and readiness to work with the Army and other services and formations in order to combat any form of insecurity in the state. The Commandant also emphatically stated that the Command is ready to fully ensure the protection of oil pipelines and other critical national assets and infrastructure in the state.

The Commander 9Brigade, Nigerian Army, Brigadier General Mayirenso Saraso, considered the visit to receive the Commandant and his team, as an opportunity to further strengthen inter-agency collaboration in the state. He stated that the familiarisation visits that have since been embarked upon by the Commandant upon his resumption in Lagos, were good for the enhancement of the security apparatus and architecture of the state. Brigadier General Saraso craved for more cordial relationship amongst the security agencies in the state.

Moving forward, the Commander, 9Brigade, Nigeian Army, promised to ensure a good working relationship with the Nigera Security and Civil Defence Corps, Lagos State Command as the Corps remains one of the critical stakeholders in the security industry. He affirmed that in the security business, no security organization knows it all. Therefore, the need for all Security Services and Agencies to learn from each others’ area of competence is germaine, vehement, significant and apt.

Finally, Commandant Eweka avowed that he will continue to maintain a highly robust and genuine level of collaboration with all sister agencies, with a focus and view to ensure absolute safety, security and protection of lives and property in the state. He promised that with collective approach to security, insecurity will be a thing of the past in the state sooner than later.

Commandant Eweka received the Program Manager of Yiaga Africa, yesterday, in his Alausa, Ikeja, office….

In another development, the Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Lagos State Command, Commandant Eweka Edenabu Douglas Okoro, yesterday, 7th July, 2021, received the Program Manager Yiaga Africa, Mr Paul James and other members of his team, at noon day, at the Lagos State Command Headquarters, in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.

Yiaga Africa is a non-governmental organization that promotes Democratic governance, Accountability, Human Rights and Civic participation. As one of the leading organizations that observe and work on elections in Nigeria, since 2007, the Program Manager stated that they would want to carry out a feasibility study to assess the level of preparations of the Command towards the upcoming Local Government Election in Lagos State. Yiaga Africa’s Program Manager also commended the Corps for being a capable and dependable critical stakeholder in election and electioneering process, at all levels in the nation.

The Commandant, Commandant Eweka Douglas Okoro, in his response commended Yiaga Africa for their consistent service to humanity and the nation at large. He assured the team of adequate provision of security before, during and after the Local Government election, which has been scheduled to hold on the 24th July, 2021 in the state. He also stated that the Command will do all its best, within the ambits of the law, to protect not only the electorates but all stakeholders that would be involved in the election process as strategic measures have been put in place to ensure a peaceful, credible and transparent Local Government election in the state.


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