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The Commander of the National Community Ethics and value Environmental Compliance Corps, NCEVECC, Ogun State Chapter has reiterated the commitment of the corps to up moral, ethics and values consciouness in tthe people of the state.

Commander.Johnson Obasanjo Onilu stated this at a Press Conference held on Tuesday at the NUJ secretariat,Oke-ilewo, Abeokuta.

Obasanjo Onilu who spoke with journalists in company of Officers and men of the Corp.

Said” The essence of this conference is mainly to intimate you with the objectives, aims and the activities of the corps as well as the programmes mapped out by our management team in the state towards instituting ethically rational Ethos into the consciousness of the people

“We opine that by this, the people of Ogun State and indeed Nigerians will see distinctly the importance and the need to embrace the noble ethics and ideals for which Africans are known and not only practiced by generations to generations but also inculcated in our lives, and indubitably have become the nucleus of the behavioural standard”.

Delviing on how the Corps was established, the State Commander disclosed that the National Community Ethics and Values Environmental Compliance Corps (NCEVECC) which operates under the umbrella of Foundation for the advancement of Ethics and Values International FAEV Int’l, an initiative of Dr. Sarah Jibril, a former Presidential Special Adviser to President Goodluck Johnathan on Ethics and Values brought the idea from Canada and has since been launched in 2008. The corps has Mr. Gana Yussuf as its Acting Commandant General. NCEVECC National Headquarters is in Abuja and has structures through the 36 states of the Nigerian nation.

” I wish to let you know that our officers and men are aware that the responsibilities demand that educating, sensitising, realigning and persuading people to embrace noble ethics require that our moral compass must be strong and enduring, hence we always conduct ourselves in the most civilised manner to the approval and admiration of the people. Our officers and men are compulsively models for others, whenever they are posted to serve throughout the length and breadth of the state. They are ethicists.

Highlighting some of the societal vices and the ways and what the corps having been doing to curb it, he said

“Moral compass says no rape, banditry, cultism kidnapping , killing as much as open dedication, improper dressing, hence our officers and men are to police our various societies. These responsibilities may be carried out singularly by us or in collaboration with the law enforcement agencies or sister institutions. In doing this, we will adopt persuasive approaches and not punitive measures

“Ethics guide us to make the world a better place through the choices we make. Ethics in business is just as important as ethics in our personal lives. Environmental ethics help to define man’s moral and ethical obligations towards the environment: water, air pollution, depletion of natural resources, loss of biodiversity, destruction of ecosystem, global climate change are all parts of the environmental ethics narratives.

“Environmental ethics is very important as they help us to conserve our world and manage our natural resources to meet our increasing needs and wants. They are built on a scientific understanding by bringing humans values, moral principles and improved decision making into conservation with science.

“As we all know, unethical behaviour leads to insecurity, kidnapping, rape, drug abuse, child abuse, cultism etc. This explains why officers and men of NCEVECC in the Ogun State Command are ready to give their all selflessly in supporting the Prince Dapo Abiodun let administration in the state.

“We are worried by the spate of ritual killings, banditry, arms stalking, cultism in the nooks and crannies of the country, therefore we are ready and willing to contribute to the government’s laudable efforts at ridding the state of all social vices. As the Prince Dapo Abiodun led government is providing the armed forces and law enforcement agencies with facilities such as vehicles, motorcycles, gadgets and allied materials, we intend to partner the state in the area of sensitizing the people about the ethical matters as well as dissuading them from get involved in social vices. We are convinced this will go a long way in building ethical standards and high values”.

Also speaking, honorary Commander Olusola Oyapidan, who disclosed that NCEVECC has 1,500 .Officers and men in the state, appealled to Ogun State government to assist the corps in the areas of mobility and communication tools to work with.

At the event, the State Chairman of Nigeria Union of Journalists, Comrade Soji Amosu and a top-notch member of the Union, Prince Henry Ojoye were decorated as Commander of honour of the corps.

Deputy Commander fakolujo, Commander (honour) Obafemi Otambala,State instructorand trainer S.A Usman, among other zonal commanders were also present.

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