The new leadership of the Ogun State Command of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) and the Ogun State Independent Electoral Commission (OGSIEC) have restated commitment to sustain mutual relationship and synergize to ensure success of the forthcoming 2021 Local Government elections.
Speaking during a courtesy visit to OGSIEC headquarters OKE-ilewo, Abeokuta, the new Commandant of the Corps, Commander Kolawole Taiwo, disclosed that the meeting was to familiarize himself with the Commission and to further synergize on how to sustain the already established security measures for the elections, promising to
“I consider it very needful to visit the Commission to familiarize myself with it having resumed in Ogun State few weeks back, more so, that Ogun State is planning to conduct Local Government elections, I want to assure you of our total support to ensure the security of lives and property during the elections as our men have already started working based on the intelligence that we have. We have identified some flash points and we have started working to nip any ugly occurrence in the bud”, he said.
Commandant Taiwo appreciated the Commission for according the NSCDC recognition in its activities, promising that the election would be conducted to the delight of the people of Ogun State as all hands would be on deck to make the exercise peaceful and credible.
Responding, OGSIEC Chairman, Mr. Babatunde Osibodu expressed delight at the visit, stating that the NSCDC had been an ardent supporter of the Commission, he appreciated the Corp for heeding to the request of the Commission by providing it with security personnel as well training of OGSIEC top management and other staff on personal security.
While wishing Commander Taiwo a successful tenure in Ogun State, the OGSIEC boss commended the NSCDC personnel posted to the Commission for professionalism and proactiveness in the discharge of their duties, submitting that, “we see you as worthy partners in the forthcoming elections”
While giving the vote of thanks, Public relations Officer of the Corps, ASC Ogbonaya Dyke, appreciated the Commission for the warm reception, assuring that the visit would further cement mutual relationship between the two organizations even after the election.