The new Lagos State Commandant, Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN), Olanrewaju Kuforiji on Friday charged officers to be upright and rise to their responsibilities.
The commandant, while addressing the officers at the PCN Lagos Command in Isolo, Lagos also urged the men to work together as a team to achieve the collective goal of contributing to safety of the state.
“My name is Mr Olanrewaju Kuforiji. I have just been appointed as the new PCN Lagos State Commandant. It is a new dawn and we need to get to work immediately.
“Getting back to work immediately in the sense that we need to bring back all our officers that had lost courage and hope in the organisation.
“This is not the vision of our founding father, Prof. Dickson Akoh which is for the organisation to be up and running and that is what I am after. Everyone needs to be carried along,” he said.
Kuforiji added that the command was also making efforts to partner with sister agencies for training and other capacity-building activities aimed at breeding disciplined officers.
He said: “We have made a lot of moves by visiting other sister agencies like the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency, the Vehicle Inspection Service, and the military.
” They are all willing to partner with us and train us. All we need to do is make ourselves available.
“I cannot do this alone, I need your contribution. I need you to work together as a team to make PCN Lagos Command active again and I believe we can achieve a lot.
“I urge you to get back on your feet. We may be few today but tomorrow, I know we will be more to move the organisation forward.
“I also want to use this opportunity to commend you for your contributions to the development of the organisation.
“PCN Lagos Command is supposed to be operational; we should be at the forefront but we are not due to some circumstances. We apologise on behalf of the executives and commanders.”
The commandant also said PCN had the manpower, if given the opportunity to collaborate with sister agencies, to contribute its quota to the safety of Lagos State.
“Our officers are combatants and are equipped with needed intelligence for information gathering. With these on ground, we will be able to complement the efforts of security agencies in the state.
“We will be able to contribute our own quota to the safety of Lagos residents.” he said.
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