A chieftain of the Social Democratic Party (SDP), in Oyo State, Mr Seyi Makinde, at the weekend, pledged to assist in boosting human capital development in the state through Man O’ War Nigeria.
Seyi Makinde said this as the special guest of honour during the patron and patroness’ forum and official reception/award of certificates to course SS748; AL444 and SH983 participants, at Army Barracks Primary School, Iwo Road, Ibadan, under the chairmanship of Major General Bashir Jinadu (retd), on Saturday.
While commending the participants of the training programme and the Man O’ War Nigeria leadership in Oyo State, he urged the participants to take the knowledge and skills acquired to all the nooks and crannies of the state while also commending them for their support during the 2015 general election.
Earlier, the state commander of the organisation, Mr Adeoye Ayoade, said that the training was based on “Modern day community policing and intelligence gathering,” adding that the officials of the state command have been better informed and positioned to combat crime, maintain law and order, impart the ethics of citizenship and leadership in view of the current economic situation in the country.
He commended Seyi Makinde for his critical role of human capital development in Man O’ War Nigeria, adding that about 1,050 Man O’ War officials have been sponsored on training programme since his investiture as the chief war marshal in 2012.
Ayoade later decorated Seyi Makinde with the philanthropic award in appreciation of his development drive and second to none philanthropic gesture “as well as attending to the needs and yearnings of Nigerian youths.”
Also, the Oyo State Commissioner of Police, Mr Leye Oyebade, speaking through AC Operations, Assistant Commissioner of Police, Chinedu Oko, averred that the police attached much importance to peace, most especially, intelligence gathering and community policing.
He urged them to be role model and use the skills acquired effectively, adding that security issue was the responsibility of all relevant stakeholders.
In the same vein, the chairman on the occasion, General Jinadu, added that they were better informed in assisting security agencies in combating crime.
He, however, said that there was the need to have a change in their behavioural traits and dressing as a result of training acquired and warned them not to do any job not meant for them.