Minister of interior of the Federal Republic of Nigeria Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has been called upon to compel authorities of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, to look holistically into the plights of the old volunteers of Corps with a view to assisting them and enlisting some of them who are still able to serve in the agency.
Coordinator of the old volunteers in Osun State, Comrade Sunday Oluwaremilekun Oyedokun made the passionate appeal at a meeting in Osogbo with the executives member of the old volunteers.
Comrade Oyedokun stressed that Ogbeni Aregbesola should not hesitate to look into the plights of the old volunteers of NSCDC who are yet to be captured since the inception of the Corps about thirty one years ago.
The coordinator of the NSCDC old volunteer in Osun State maintained that a lot of fake volunteers would now converge at the national headquarters of the Corp in Abuja probably with the aim of being absorbed with their members.
Comrade Oyedokun maintained that before the authorities of NSCDC invite state coordinators of old volunteers and brief them on how their plight would be looked into,all the state coordinators of old volunteers must have been invited inter earlier and be briefed on modalities to be followed before their plight would be looked into.
Hence, Mr Oyedokun stressed that the top members of the Corps should not welcome and entertain fake coordinators of old volunteers of the NSCDC, rather they should ask them to come forward and identify their men or rather bring their list who have served the NSCDC meritoriously over the years as volunteers.
He maintained that in order to give the old volunteers a sense of belongings, the only thing the authorities of the NSCDC should do is to enlist the offsprings of the old volunteers in the ongoing recruitment exercise of the Corp without further delay.
He expressed displeasure that it was rather unfortunate that a great number of old volunteers and yet to be captured into the civil defense Corp, till date.
Comrade Oyedokun was quoted as saying that a lot of the very old volunteers have died and the only thing that they could do to compensate their familes is to employ their dependants who are able and still willing to serve their fatherland through the civil defense Corp.
The coordinator, old volunteers of NSCDC stressed that all manner of people will now be parading themselves as volunteers of NSCDC in order to enjoy what some people have laboured for from time immemorials.
At the meeting which took place at the office of the old volunteers at Idowu Barber Area, Osogbo Osun State capital, the Executive members also eulogised the efforts of the men of the Corp for curtailing criminals and criminal activities accross the country.
They also commended the commandants of the Corp throughout the states of the federation for beefing up security in and out of the country with their well trained officers.
At the meeting, the old volunteers in Osun State lauded the authorities of NSCDC for promoting Mr Ahmed Aboderin who is formerly from the Osun state command of the corp to the post of commandant Ogun State command of the Corp and wished him a successful tenure in office.