The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC), Oyo State Command has issued a directive to its Command Disaster Management and Medical team to position their men and State Command ambulance at all strategic areas in the State.
The directive was issued by the State Commandant of the NSCDC, Commandant Iskilu Akinsanya as part of efforts to make residents have a crime, accident and traffic-free Christmas and New year celebration.
Giving the order as a matter of urgency during a get-together with the management team at Command State Headquarters, Old Nitel Building, Agodi Ibadan, Commandant Akinsanya stated that the mandate of the Corps, “can only be called accomplished when lives and properties of the citizens are kept secured”.
Meanwhile, immediately the directive was issued, the head of Disaster management Unit of the Command, Assistant Commandant Shehu Ibn Umar moved into action as men of Disaster management across the 33 local government and 35 LCDA were seen at nook and crannies of the State.
They were seen at Ojoo, Ibadan-Oyo Express road, Iwo road, Lagos Ibadan Express road and also helped maintain the free flow of traffic in the State.
Medical team of the Corps were also on standby for emergency response likewise ambulance belonging to OYSEMA was also stationed at Iwo road for the same purpose of rescue.
Also, the State Commandant urged all road users to be vigilant and apply caution especially when approaching Caterpillar area of Oyo-Ibadan Expressway due to the alarming condition of the road in order to reduce road accident around the axis.
Commandant Akinsanya further disclosed that the operation will continue in the State as a measure to caution the citizens plying the roads.