The Alake and Paramount Ruler of Egbaland; Oba Adedotun Aremu Gbadebo has advised all officials of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to shun all acts of corruption in their service
Oba Adedotun Gbadebo who made the statement on Thursday, 19th of March, at the Ake Palace during a visit by the new commander for Abeokuta South Division; D O Omojola Shafiu, noted that one can drive from a particular area in Abeokuta to another without coming across a single policeman or security officer, which is not supposed to be in a developed nation
The Alake disclosed that the NSCDC started as a voluntary security agency but has now become a national security agency during the regime of Chief Olusegun Obasanjo whom he commended for making the agency an official one
He further commended the Federal government for allowing the Civil Defence Corps to carry arms because they also guarded pipelines, dealt with kidnappers and other social crimes, adding that the Police alone could not fight insecurity.
The Egba Monarch urged the NSCDC officials to be more disciplined, hardworking, and honest in their service wherever they are posted to.
He recalled that the former Governor gave a bungalow to a Traffic Warden for her diligence and hardwork all the time.
According to him, the Six Egba Local Governments dominating more than 50percent of Ogun State population are shortened of Civil Defense staffs
He then urged the government to post more Civil Defense Corps to the areas
In the entourage of the Divisional Officer, Abeokuta South Division; Omojole Shafiu, who visited the Alake for royal blessings was; Mrs Fasina Abolade; the Public Relations Officer, Mr Oyemade Benson; Head of Operations, Mr Adeniji Tayo; Intelligence Officer, Mr Waheed Nurudeen; P. A to the Divisional Officer.
The Alake was assisted to welcome the visitors by the Balogun of Egbaland; Chief Sikirullah Atobatele, Baagbimo;Chief Akanni Akinwale, Bada AsojuOba; Chief Wole Odekunle, the Aare Bobagunwa; Chief Victor Adebayo, Chief Tokunbo Odebunmi; the Onimoero and the Aare Baaroyin of Egbaland; Chief Layi Labode.