By: Adetokunbo Fakeye
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps ‘NSCDC’ on Friday unveiled a Nigerian musician, Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo, better known by his stage name D’banj as Agro-Rangers’ Ambassador.
Announcing this in a statement, Ekunola Gbenga, Media Assistant to the Commandant General of NSCDC, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, said Agro Rangers is a special unit set up within the NSCDC, to primarily protect investments in the agricultural sector and farmers-herders clashes across the country.
He added that Agro Rangers is the cynosures of all eyes and the brain-child of the federal government in the reduction of herdsmen and farmers conflicts in the country.
The Commandant General Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu at the unveiling ceremony, asked the Agro-Rangers’ ambassador D’banj to see this honour as a call to service which comes with alot of responsibilities, he tasks him to use his talent and popularity to mobilize Nigerians towards unity, peace, tolerance, and productivity.
He also urged him to speak against vices that destroy societies like vandalism, thuggery, insecurity, drug abuse, human trafficking and child abuse etc.
Gana praised Oladapo Daniel for using his creativity to inform, educate and entertain the populace and mobilize them towards good behavior, towards best practices and towards good choices.
“It is, therefore, my firm conviction that with your collaboration, our fighting against insecurity and making lives meaningful for farmers-headers will yield result”, Gana said.
The idea, Gbenga said was aimed at spreading security awareness and sensitisation to citizens in crime prevention.
In his acceptance speech, Mr. Oladapo Daniel Oyebanjo expressed happiness for the unique honor bestowed on him and promised to work with the Corps most especially Agro-Rangers squad to ensure Farmers return to their farms and operate in peace atmosphere.