Legion corps trains personnel on security, safety

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The Nigerian Legion Corps of Commissionaires, Lagos State Command, has trained over 300 personnel on effective ways of tackling insecurity in the country.

The state corps commander, Timothy Okegbenro, said the purpose of the three-day boot camp was to train the personnel on new ways to combat insecurity and render support to the armed forces and other security agents.

Okegbenro said, “This special event tagged, ‘Capacity building for effective operational performance in safety and security’, started on Thursday, June 16, 2022 and ended on Saturday, June 18, with over 300 officers from all the 23 divisions in the state in attendance at the training programme.

“The event was positioned in three segments; the first part was to appraise the performances of personnel over the last one year, and the second was to re-strategise on how best to serve our country better. The technical know-how, on rendering a supportive hand to the armed forces, seems to be overstretched at the moment.

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“The third part of the event was the capacity building for our officers for better security services. We look forward to enhancing the performances of our officers when it comes to security assignments.”

In his welcome address, the Director of Strategic Training and Tactical Communication, Assistant Commandant General, Dr Alonge Akinwunmi, who was the chief host, charged officers present at the event to be dynamic in repositioning the corps against the wave of crime and insecurity facing the country.

He emphasised the need for patriotism and faith in the unity of the nation, stressing that the current security challenge would surely pass with the commitment of all.

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