In recognition of his sterling dedication to the mandate of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, the NSCDC Commandant in Lagos Command, Commandant Eweka Edenabu Douglas Okoro msc, acma, cna was recently awarded the Best State Commandant of the Year by National Association of Online Security News Publishers (NAOSNP) which is the umbrella body of journalists and online publishers reporting security, safety, and other allied beats.
The honour was conferred at the association’s Annual Conference and Awards which held last week at the Civic Center, Victoria Island, Lagos.
Commandant Douglas Okoro who hails from the illustrious Eweka dynasty of the ancient Benin kingdom, Edo State has overseen the busting and quelling of many nefarious activities in Lagos like oil thievery, land degradation, cable theft, among others.
These remarkable feats have ensured adequate protection of Nigeria’s critical national assets and infrastructure to the wide adulation of the Dr. Abubakar Audi-led Defence Corps across the federation.
The fearless crime fighter, Eweka was enlisted into the Corps during the volunteer era of the Corps before it became regularised in 2003. The NSCDC Lagos Commandant has served in a record 12 State Commands which includes Gombe, Enugu, Kebbi, Ekiti, Kogi to mention a few.
His last Command before Lagos was the Ondo State Command where he was also the Commandant.
‘Dogged Douglas’ has served as Head of Departments Administration, Operation and as Head of Anti Vandal Unit of the NSCDC at different times. He has received several local and international trainings on arms training, counter – insurgency, operations, administration, leadership and management and counter – terrorism training to enhance his service delivery.
The alumnus of the prestigious University of Lagos (UNILAG) studied Accounting and graduated in 1991. He bagged his Master’s Degree in Banking and Finance from Adekunle Ajasin University (AAU) in 2014.
He is a member of many professional bodies such as Association of Cost Management Accounting (ACMA) and National Accountants of Nigeria. He is happily married with lovely children. His hobbies are also reading and enjoying light music.
The well-attended colorful and annual NAOSNP National Security Conference and Awards 2022 had the Former Minister of External Affairs, Major General Ike Nwachukwu (rtd); Assistant Inspector General of Police, AIG Zone 2 Command, AIG Adeleke Adeyinka Bode; Olofin of Isheri and Adimula of Aworiland, Ogun State, HRM Oba Sulaiman Adekunle Bamgbade (Ayodele III); Board Member, Lagos State Security Trust Fund (LSSTF), Dr. Ayo Ogunsan; Executive Secretary/CEO, LSSTF, Dr. Abdurrazaq Balogun; Former AIG Operations Force Headquarters and Immediate Past Commissioner of Police, Lagos State Command, AIG Olusegun Odumosu (rtd); the Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi; Ogun State Commissioner of Police, CP Lanre Bankole; Sector Commander, FRSC Lagos Command, Corps Commander Olusegun Ogungbemide; DC SCID, Lagos Command, DCP Fayoade Adegoke, Wife of DC Operations, Enugu State Command, DCP Akinbayo Olasoji, Former General Manager of LASTMA, Engr. Jide Oduyoye; Director of Public Affairs, Nigerian Communication Commission (NCC), Mr. Reuben Muoka; Head of Security Access Bank Plc, Mr. Chuks Maha; Principal Partner, Country Hill Attorneys and Solicitors, Mr. Micheal Chika Enyinnaya; CEO Badinson Security, Mr. Matthew Ibadin; CEO Safety Signature LTD, Dr. Gregg Cynthia; MD of Chronicles Softwares Limited, Mr Oluwatosin Koyejo; President of Ohanaeze Ndigbo Lagos, Chief Solomon Ogbonna Aguene; HRH Igwe Kelvin; Sarki overall of Alimosho, HRH Ahmed Haruna Kuraja; Director of Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL), Mr. Debo Adeniran; Representative of the General Overseer of MFM, Dr. D.K Olukoya; Founder of RAK Foundation and Federal House of Representatives Aspirant, Mr. Bolaji Ogunlende; Head of Corporate Communication, Unity Bank Plc, Mr. Matthew Obiazikwor; Head of Media Relations, Unity Bank, Mr. Jonah Nwokpoku; Representative of the Chairman/CEO, Dangote Group, Mr. Patrick Adaba Jnr.; Management team of SONA group of industries, Management team of LASWA, management team of LACVIS; Group CEO August Eye Limited, Amb. Roy Oamien Okhidievbie; Director of Lagos State Vehicle Inspection Service, Engr Akin-George Fashola, ably represented by the Public Relations Officer, Engr Femi Famuyide et al.