- Oyo State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) on Friday said it has deployed no fewer than two thousand of its men to ensure compliance with the order by the state government to take over motor parks and garages across the state.
State Commandant of NSCDC, Dr. John Adewoye, made this disclosure via a statement made available to DAILY POST in Ibadan, the state capital, by the Public Relations Officer of the command, Mr. Olusegun Oluwole.
DAILY POST recalls that the state government had on Friday, banned activities of the state chapter of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) over alleged plan by a faction of the union to effect change in leadership of the union in a violent manner.
The government said in its bid to ensure protection of lives and property of the citizens, it has taken over all motor parks and garages in the state.
The state command of NSCDC said that it deployed the officers in collaboration with other security agencies after the prescription of the union, to ensure compliance with the government’s order.
Oluwole, who spoke on behalf of the commandant, said that the command has directed all divisional officers to join their counterparts in all Local Government Areas to take over of all motor parks with immediate effect.
The statement said:
“The Oyo state Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Dr. John Adewoye made the statement while deploying his personnel across the state in collaboration with other security agencies after the Executive Governor of Oyo state Engineer Seyi Makinde today proscribed the activities of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) in the state.
“He directed all divisional officers to join their counterparts in all Local Government to take over all motor parks with immediate effect and thanked the state Governor for the decision taking to forestall crisis in Oyo state.
“State Commandant task the divisional officers to maintain surveillance on all the government properties in their jurisdictions.
“Oyo State Commandant assured the people of Oyo state of adequate protection of lives and properties.
“As the Muslims all over the country are preparing for the end of Ramadan fasting this year. The state Commandant of NSCDC, Dr. John Adewoye has congratulate them for the spirit of giving, abstinence from sin exhibited during the Ramadan the month of holiness and enjoined them to continue in the same vein even after the Eid-el Fitri celebration.
“Adewoye admonished the Muslim faithful to pray for the success of new administration in Oyo state, peace and unity of Nigeria.
“He urged all Nigerians to be law abiding during the Eid-el fitri celebration and enjoined the general public to volunteer information to Nigeria security and civil Defence corps by calling 07089419444, 07055565033, 07055565020, 09055533301 and 09055533303.
“Commandant Dr. John Adewoye also wishes Muslim faithful a happy Eid-el Fitri celebration.”