Disaster Management: NEMA Zonal Coordinator commends Oyo NSCDC
Olubunmi Osoteku, Ibadan
The Southwest Zonal Coordinator of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), Mr. Akiode Saheed, has commended the efforts of the officers and men of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Oyo State Command, in fighting crimes and responding to emergencies across the state.
Akiode gave the commendation when he paid a courtesy visit on the Oyo State NSCDC Commandant, Mr Micheal Adaralewa, at the State Command Headquarters, old Nitel building, Agodi, Ibadan.
In a statement signed by the Corps Public Relations Officer (PRO), Oluwole Olusegun, the zonal coordinator noted that the disaster managers of the NSCDC are very active, passionate, hardworking and proactive in discharging their duties whenever NSCDC is contacted for natural and man-made disasters.
According to the statement, Akiode appreciated the NSCDC commandant and his staff for the support given to NEMA and promised to sustain the goodwill through partnership in training and simulation exercises.
The statement says the Oyo State NSCDC Commandant, Mr Micheal Adaralewa, on his part, appreciated the zonal coordinator of NEMA and promised to sustain and strengthen the existing relationship between NSCDC and NEMA in the state, using the opportunity to call on NEMA and other emergency responders to support Oyo NSCDC in the campaign against bush burning, careless handling of fire at home and electrical equipment at home and offices.
The state commandant noted, through the statement, that his officers and men in Disaster Management, Counter Terrorist Unit and CBRNE have been deployed to strategic locations in the state to rescue and prevent emergencies.
The statement reveals that the visitors later showcased one of their vehicles, equipped with facilities for rescue, to the Oyo NSCDC commandant and his management team.
Commandant Adaralewa, in the statement, urged the government and people of Oyo State to support NSCDC with information and logistics for emergency rescue as well as fighting crime and criminality in the state.
He also advised the people of Oyo State to be vigilant and steer clear of criminal acts during the festive season and later gave out the control room numbers to call during security and disaster as: 08062384818, 08077513995, 09055533303.