Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola has charged men and officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), to show more commitment to the internal security of the nation by living up to expectation.
The Minister gave the charge in Abuja on Thursday, 8 September, 2022, at the commissioning of 96 newly acquired operational and logistics vehicles by the NSCDC.
Aregbesola said the fact that government has continued to revolve strategies to address the many challenges of insecurity in the nation, is enough to put all security agencies on their toes to defend the nation from all forms of internal security threats, noting that no excuse would be entertained should they fail to live to their expectations.
He said: “The federal ministry of interior plays an important role in managing the nation’s internal security.
“We do this in policy formulation generally, and in the supervision or superintendence of the four paramilitary agencies with us and these agencies are the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, the Nigeria Immigration Service, NIS, the Nigerian Correctional Service, NCoS, and the Federal Fire Service, FFS.
“These agencies are in the forefront of the business of protecting lives and property and putting an end to insecurity in the country by playing a complimentary role with other security agencies like the Nigeria police.”
The Minister noted that: “With vehicular support and equipment as well as other supports given to the Corps, there is no excuse for failure than to deliver on its mandate.”
He reiterated that the inauguration of the vehicles was another leap in promoting NSCDC for better performance in tandem with President Buhari policy who is totally intolerant to anything that threatens the security of the nation.
He further explained that the support is to enable personnel of the Corps mobilise and arrive timely at scenes of crimes or events for improved service delivery.
The Minister who described the Corps as a Nigerian creation, warned personnel against being brutal but rather encouraged them to uphold civility and to engage the populace pursuant to its mandate of protecting Critical National Assets and Infrastructure, Anti-vandalisation, regulation of private guards companies, crisis and disaster management and Agro rangers etc.
He commended the leadership of NSCDC under Dr Audi which he described as focused and visionary which has resulted in significant milestones in the last one year through the protection of Critical National Assets and Infrastructure, regulation of Private Guard Companies and Anti-vandalisation etc.
On his part, Commandant General, Dr. Ahmed Audi, assured that the supports received will serve as catalyst in boosting activities of the Corps and promised to utilise them effectively and efficiently to serve the purposes for which they acquired.
The CG recalled that the Nigeria Security and Civil DefenceCorps (NSCDC) has destroyed 71 illegal refineries, and arrested about 501 suspected pipeline vandals and oil thieves and secured 59 convictions in the last eight months.
Audi who also promised to continue to work in synergy with sister security agencies noting that the specialised operational vehicles would be used to combat potential threats to national security, resulting from felonious acts.
He identified such acts as crude oil theft, illegal bunkering, smuggling, pipeline vandalism and other crimes within the coastal and offshore areas.
Audi expressed appreciation to other sister security agencies and stakeholders for their continuous collaboration and cooperations.
He revealed that the inaugurated vehicles would be deployed to state commands, headquarters and other designated specialised duties, warning that any personnel found to connive or compromise national security would face the law court of ethics and the corps’ Standard Operational Procedure for appropriate sanctions.
Wale Tinubu, Oando top Managers set to deliver papers at Africa Oil Week
Again, Nigerian oil and gas mogul, Oando Group Chief Executive, Jubril Adewale Tinubu, is set to put the country on a global stage when he steps on the podium to address the world at the forthcoming Africa Oil Week, in South Africa.
Over the last few years, it has been noticed that the energy sector has become fraught with divergent views regarding the use of fossil fuels which in some cases have inhibited the development of the oil and gas sector.
It is, therefore necessary to unite as an industry and open new ideas and new channels of communication to find workable solutions that will ensure Africa can develop its natural resources in a sustainable and modern manner, with Oil and Gas playing a central role in the regional energy mix.
Africa should play its part in this progressive solution, we can do so as a part of a global energy mix and we must do it for the prosperity of the continent. African oil and gas stakeholders have developed a platform for conversation that allows Africa to develop and guide its energy future, and determine how the continent’s rich resources can take advantage of the world’s energy requirements with reliable and experienced global partners.
Africa Oil Week, AOW, 2022 will commence next week in Cape Town, South Africa, where prominent personalities across the continent of Africa will converge to discuss oil and gas. Among those expected for the three days event, which will hold between 3 and 7 October, 2022, will be ex African Presidents, Ministers, Oil Companies CEOs, Petroleum Commissioners, top oil players, analysts and top decision makers in the oil and gas sector among others.
This year’s event, tagged ‘Sustainable growth in a low carbon world’ will see the top VIPs deliberately on the future of oil and gas in Africa.
Among top shots and brilliant speakers and that would speak include Oando Group Executive, Jubril Adewale Tinubu, the company Chief Operating Officer, Dr. Alex Irune Inojie, Oando General Manager ,Commercial Bambo Ibidapo-Obe and its Head, Corporate Communications and CSR Oando Energy Resources Plc, Alero Balogun.
While Tinubu would be among top panelists that will deliberate on Natural Gas and the African Continent: How can Africa Bridge the Regional and Global Energy Deficit Using Natural Gas Prospective as a Transition Fuel, Dr. Inojie will join other to discuss ‘African Resources for the African Continent – Driving Regional Energy Markets’, while Ibidapo-Obe will deliver a paper on ‘Farm Out Opportunities – Oando Energy Resources’.
Other speakers include Balogun, who will join the session to brainstorm on the topic ‘Attracting and Retaining Talent: What Steps Does the Energy Industry Need to Ensure it is Attracting New Talent Across the Board?Oando is the Titanium sponsor of Africa Oil Week 2022.
Organizers of the event have gone into making this year’s event as spectacular as others in its 28-year history.
The agenda is focused on delivering strategic business intelligence and exclusive deal-making opportunities across Africa. The VIP programme will ensure you continue meeting those at the highest stratum of the energy industry.
The networking functions at AOW will offer further opportunities to build relationships and open the doors for better understanding and cooperation across a diversified energy sector whilst offering above market returns for those who want to walk on this exciting journey with Africa at Africa’s pace.
Africa Oil Week will drive the Africa’s agenda forward for the prosperity of the continent, in order to meet demands and improve the livelihood of millions of citizens and at the same time continue to advocate and support the sustainable development of the continents hydrocarbon sector.
Also, a combination of panel discussions, presentations, fireside chats, and much more are designed to encourage conversations post sessions.
Aregbesola Receives Life Time Achievement Award From NAPTAN
Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, Thursday, 22 September, 2022, received a life time achievement award from the National Parent Teachers Association of Nigeria (NAPTAN), in Abuja.
The National President of the Association, Alhaji Haruna Danjuma, represented by his Vice President, Mr Adeoye Ogunbanjo, said the decision was informed by the outstanding achievements of the Minister during his tenure as Governor of Osun state.
He stated that the former Governor initiated the construction of 3,685 brand new classrooms across the state, and 11 of these structures are of world class standard installed with cutting edge facilities.
Alhaji Danjuma added that the Minister’s initiative in the state led to higher performance of students in their O/level examinations, where students were lifted from 15 percent pass he inherited in 2010 to 46 percent; and 70 percent of students in the state obtained credit in Mathematics.
He said such human development strive has equally come to bear in his assignment as a cabinet member in the President Muhammadu Buhari’s administration, where he introduced innovation in the Nigerian Correctional Service, leading to an unprecedented number of prison inmates furthering their educational pursuit, to some aspiring to acquire PhD in their choice of disciplines.
At the occasion, the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Dr. Shuaib Belgore, stated that he was not surprised with the positive remarks from earlier speakers, because the Minister has demonstrated unusual dynamism in his style of leadership. “The vigour with which Ogbeni Aregbesola pursued his work is unprecedented, there by leading to the automation of the activities of Ministry of Interior, among other innovation”, he said.
Dr. Belgore added that the Minister is highly visionary and has asked them to ensure that the system is made better than how he met them.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, while responding, thanked NAPTAN for recognising and appreciating his performance, he further said that nothing is more exciting than people to appreciate the service rendered in the state.
Ondo Chamber of Commerce condoles with Akeredolu over mother’s death
The Ondo State Chamber of Commerce, Industry,Mines and Agriculture (ONDOCCIMA) has joined other mourners across the world to condole with Governor Oluwarotimi Akeredolu SAN, over the death of his mother, Madam Grace Akeredolu.President of ONDOCCIMA, Honorable Olumide Araoyinbo, in a statement he personally signed, described the passing of the Akeredolu’s matriarch as a huge loss, not only to the family but to the entire state.Araoyinbo said he and the entire business community in Ondo State pray to God to grant the governor and the entire Akeredolu family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.He said the Akeredolu family should be comforted that Mama lived a good life and indeed left behind good children and legacies.The statement below:I, on behalf of my good self, the executive and the entire members of the Ondo State Chamber of Commerce, Industry,Mines and Agriculture (ONDOCCIMA), join other mourners around the world to condole with our amiable governor, Arakunrin Oluwarotim Akeredolu, SAN and the entire Akerdolu family over the death of their dear mother.Her death at this time is no doubt a huge loss, not only to the family but to the entire Ondo State.Though death is a necessary end, but we take solace in the fact that Mama lived a good life filled with many legacies. For us, her passing is a celebration of life and we believe that the heavens have gained another Angel.Our hearts are with you over the loss of your doting and devoted mother and we pray that shall you and your family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss.From all of us in ONDOCCIMA, we pray fervently that God shall grant Mama eternal and blissful rest.
Signed:Hon. Olumide AraoyinboPresident, Ondo State Chamber of Commerce, Industry,Mines and Agriculture.
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