The State of Osun commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has urged teachers and school owners to prioritize education of pupils and students in their watch.
Addressing some pupils who paid a courtesy visit to his office in Osogbo, on Friday, Commandant Emmanuel Ocheja reiterated the mandates of the Corps in providing security for students while in school and ensuring that no child is abused.
Commandant Ocheja warned teachers who may be engaging in child abuse to desist from such act, stating the Child Right Act that has been domesticated in the state has enough provisions to prosecute anyone found guilty of any form of child abuse.
He also enjoined the pupils to always speak out anytime they are abused by anyone. He advised pupils to “report any form of abuse to your teachers and parents and be rest assured that NSCDC will not spare any one that abuses you, I will make sure the person face the full wrath of the law”.
Mr. Ocheja explained the core mandates of NSCDC to the pupils. With emphasis on protection of lives and property, Commandant Ocheja enlightened them on the importance of proactive intelligence information and safety measures. He told the pulpils they were not too young to contribute to the security of the country by giving relevant information to security agencies.
Miss Ayomikun Omotola, a seven-year old emerged as a 2-minute Commandant. She was privileged to sit on the Commandant’s seat, gave orders to other pupils in attendance amongst other activities.