In line with the renewed vision of the Commandant General (CG), Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, PhD, mni, to rejig, revamp, reposition and re-invigorate the Corps, the Peace and Conflict Resolution Department (PCRD) at the NSCDC National Headquarters, Abuja has held a 1-day capacity building workshop to train Divisional Officers and Peace Desk Officers in all the State Commands of the Corps.
National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP can report that the workshop responds to the timely need to scale up intervention in the settlements of conflicts and disputes, communal clashes and conflicts between farmers and herders using the Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) model.
The one-day capacity building titled ‘Sensitization and Evaluation of Peace Desk Officers and Divisional Officers in Lagos State Command’ facilitated by Superintendent of Corps (SC) Bisi Idoko from the PCRD National HQ held on Wednesday, 29th June, 2022 at the Lagos State Command’s Pavilion, in Alausa, Ikeja, Lagos.
SC Bisi Idoko, the NHQ facilitator, in her lecture, said, “the amended NSCDC Act of 2007; Section 3 Subsection 1, U6, stipulates that the Corps shall “have power to arrange and mediate in the settlement of disputes among willing members of the public.”
The Corps PRO in Lagos, ASCI Abolurin Oluwaseun shared in a brief press release, ‘The Participants at the ADR workshop included the 2I/C of the Command, Deputy Commandant of Corps (DCC) Maria Ihuoma, Head of PCR Unit, DCC Suleiman Oloyede, Deputy Commandants, Area Commanders, Divisional Officers and Peace Desk Officers drawn from various Divisions of the Command.’
The Commandant, NSCDC, Lagos State Command, Commandant Eweka Edenabu Okoro also seized the event to charge the participants, at the workshop in Lagos Command, to key into the vision of the CG, so as to help bring lasting peace and settlements to conflicts and disputes.
The conflict may include marital/family conflict, land dispute, indebtedness, breach of trust, communal clashes and conflicts between farmers and herders in our larger society, National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP gathered.