NIGERIA Legion Corps of Nigerian Commissionaires (CNC) Anambra State Command and the Nigerian Police have called for synergy among law enforcement agents in maintaining peace and security of lives and property of citizens.
The Nigerian Legion CNC state Commandant, J.N Ogbonnia made the call during the passing out parade (P.O.P) of batch ‘C’ cadet officers recently at the Chuba Ikpeazu Stadium, Onitsha, Anambra State.
Prince Ogbonnia said that the Nigeria legion CNC which was founded in 1962 and operating under decree No. 37 has the objective of supporting the law enforcement agents in managing a safe environment.
Moreover, Ogbonnia said that other objectives of Nigeria Legion CNC was to provide public and private security services, traffic and crowd controls, fire disaster management, welfare to the families of fallen heroes.
He said that to carry out the business of security, no security agency should work alone, adding that there should be synergy void of misunderstanding among partners in progress.
“We liase with other security agencies because a tree cannot make a forest. There must be synergy for us to achieve maximum security. Despite occasional misunderstandings, let us make progress like married couples”. Ogbonnia said.
Similarly, the Anambra State Commissioner of Police, Garba Umah ably represented by DPO Fegge, Onitsha, CSP Rabiu Garba promised that the police would work cordially with the Nigeria Legion CNC in promoting crime prevention and security of citizens.
“Nigeria Legion is part of us, even those not in uniform are encouraged to perform the duty of promoting security. We are preaching to some of our men who are yet to understand to recognize that fact” said Garba.
Other service chiefs ably represented were, state Director, Department of Security Service, the state Controller Prisons, Sector Commander Federal Roads Safety Commission , state Commmander, Nigerian security and Civil Defence Corps, Commander Ocha Brigade, state Chairman, Nigeria Legion, Anambra State Council, state Commandants, Nigeria legion CNC from various states among others.
Meanwhile, the colorful passing out parade saw the commissioning of about 113 officers although 66 officers were part of the military parade and the empowerment of 52 widows of Ex service men.
Reviewing the parade, Igwe Widsom Onebunne of Akwaihedi commended the dexterity of the commissioned officers, charging them to operate within the ambits of the law as uniformed men.
However, 52 widows of fallen heroes were empowered with items like, popcorn making machines, grinding machine, electric oven, bags of rice and wrappers.
The wife of Anambra State Nigerian Legion CNC Commandant, Mrs. Grace Ogbonnia, encouraged the widows to use their gifts to wipe off famine from their families, charging the new officers to live up to their pledges.