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… called on stakeholders to support in returning discipline to the society.
The Rotary Club of Ibara GRA with the National School Crime Prevention Corps held an awareness and advocacy program on the Peace Building and Conflict Prevention today in Abeokuta,Ogun State.
The event which was attended by students of various secondary schools in Abeokuta and major stakeholders in the crime prevention in the state.
The host of the event,Rotarian Fajimi Oluwamuyiwa expressed readiness to support the NSCPC in the fight against crime among young people,which he described as the glory of the future of our society.
He said the level of crime among the youth calls for concern,and we all need to do something before it gets out of hand.
In his keynote address, Comrade Okeleye Olarotimi described the theme as a global issue which will generally influence our living conditions.
He added that,”NSCPC have programs with series of leadership training in schools; primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. This specialised training programs are designed to help the young ones discover their hidden potentials in the early stage of their lives,and channel these positive energies towards more productive enterprises.”
He commended the organisers for coming up with such program at this period when crime among young people is on the rise. He said it will provide knowledge to participant the significant and impact of peace building in the society.
The Commandant NSCPC, Comm Folayinka Ige noted that the purpose of crime detection and reabilitation is to reduce number of young people taking to correctional facilities,and increase the number of responsible graduates doing well in various field.
He added that the campaign against crime is a joint efforts,as no one is safe if we all do nothing to help this young children.
Also speaking, the Provost of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) College of Security Management,Comm Racheal Awosusi Fsi, commended officials of NSCPC for the effort in crime fighting in the community, promised to facilitate a synergy with a new unit in NSCDC who will be drafted to schools in the state to address the increasing crime among the youth.