In order to reduce road accident and save lives, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has embarked on road palliatives by filling potholes on some major roads in Yewa South Local Government Area of Ogun State.
Speaking with newsmen in Ilaro, the Divisional Officer of NSCDC, Yewa South Local Government, Chief Superintendent of Corps John Akintunde stated that the security outfit embarked on the palliatives to reduce accident which often occurred on some roads in the area as a result of potholes.
He said the move would ensure smooth and free movement of vehicles and motorcycles, adding that the action was also part of the agency’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and core objective of protecting lives and property.
“We embarked on the project having secured approval from the authority of Yewa South Local Government and Olu of Ilaro and Paramount Ruler of Yewaland, Oba Kehinde Olugbenle, to protect lives, especially students who often fall from motorcycle when going to school in the morning, as a result of potholes on our major road. We were trained to be selfless when it come to community and humanitarian service, that was what actually engineered us to embark on the palliatives”, he said.
Akintunde who appreciated members of the community for their supports, pointed out that the exercise was successful as a result of financial and moral supports received from members of the Community Development Association and well meaning individuals.
He called on politicians to assist the agency to do more for the people in the area with a call on other security agencies, to emulate the initiative by looking into other areas where they could assist.
Part of the roads rehabilitated include Orita junction, Ibikunle road and Itolu junction.