NUJ to maintain partnership with NSCDC in Ogun as Ajibola pays courtesy visit

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NUJ to maintain partnership with NSCDC in Ogun as Ajibola pays courtesy visit

The Chairperson Caretaker Committee, Nigeria Union of Journalists, (NUJ) Ogun State Council, Mrs Omolola Adeyinka, Thursday, hosting the leadership of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), assured Commandant Niyi Ajibola, the new Corps’ Chief in Ogun State, of a robust relationship.

Mrs Adeyinka, the publisher of NewsContinental Magazine, having commended the Commandant and his gallant officers for deeming it fit to pay a courtesy visit, stated that the Council will not renege in its culture of excellent rapport with men of the Civil Defence Corps.

The Chairperson cited enviable relationship that exists between the Council and previous Commandants, Commandant Hameed Abodunrin in particular.

NUJ Ogun Council Chairperson represented by Simon FAKEYE welcoms the NSCDC boss
NUJ Ogun Council Chairperson represented by Simon FAKEYE welcomes the NSCDC boss

Mrs Adeyinka who was represented by a member of the Caretaker Committee, Mr Simon, A. FAKEYE, further stated that the NUJ Ogun Council would expect the same quality of relationship from the visiting Commandant, adding that, the resemblance in the physique and charisma of the new Commandant with his predecessor was a good signal that he would be a good friend of journalists.

On behalf of Ogun journalists, I am assuring you of our total support to your course in Ogun State”, Mrs Adeyinka promised.

Elders and leaders of the Council; Chief Oluwole Sokunbi (SSA to the NUJ President), Prince Dimeji Kayode-Adedeji (former Zonal Secretary, D Zone), Veteran Olu Osikoya, Alhaji Akeem Akintunde (SWAN Chairman), Mr Razaq Ayinla (Chairman Correspondence Chapel), Mrs ‘Bisi Alarape (Chairperson, OGTV Chapel), corroborated the Chairperson’s submission that NUJ and NSCDC are partners in progress.

Mr Dada Olanipekun and Chief Sokunbi charged the Commandant to always notifying the Council, especially the Secretary, about the Corps’ itineraries for thorough coverage, as well, priorities prompt response to questions.

In his reaction, Commandant Niyi Ajibola expressed his gratitude for what he described as a warm welcome given to him by the Council’s leadership.

As a lover of sports, Commandant Ajibola immediately responded to the request of the SWAN Secretary, Mr Michael Ogunsiji, by approving the payment of the Corps’ application form for the Security Cup as the Defending Champion, calling on other Sister agencies like Nigerian Army, Customs Service, Police Force, et cetera to respond accordingly so that the tournament can start in time.

He enumerated three units of the Corps’ that were in place to tackle security challenges ravaging Ogun State; Counter Terrorism Unit meant to eradicate cultism, Safe School Initiative established to protect school children and Agro-Rangers which was to handle the herders/farmers clash.

“We are trying to have another outfit, tagged “Quick Response Squad” which is meant to operate 24/7. This is a unit I have experimented successfully in other states.

“I promise you that on our own part, we are going to work together. We are going to be of services and in whatever way that we can be of assistance to you, and in whatever way you can also assist us, we are together existing to serve the people.

“My office is opened to you all for any clearance, hints or interactions”,
Commandant Niyi Ajibola assured.