Oro (Kwara), Dec. 17, 2017 (TNE) The Police Community Relations Committee (PCRC) in Kwara has called for more women involvement in crime combat.
The Public Relations Officer of the committee, Mr Niyi Ibiloye, made the call at a get-together organised by Oro/Esie Division of PCRC in Oro on Sunday.
Ibiloye said combating crime and criminality should be a collective responsibility of all stakeholders for it to succeed.
“Women are mothers of the nation, both individually and as groups they have specific roles in contributing their quota toward crime reduction in our society.
“The advice of the women folk is very critical in complementing government efforts toward achieving a secure environment devoid of crime and other illicit acts.
“Women are expected to use their closeness to their children to always counsel them on the dangers inherent in engaging in crime and other immoral acts.
“It is therefore necessary if more women can volunteer to be part of these laudable efforts of crime prevention within our communities,” he said.
Ibiloye, who is also the Vice Chairman of PCRC Oro/Esie chapter, said the efforts of the committee in the area of peace keeping are yielding fruitful results.
“With the combined efforts of PCRC, the police and other stakeholders, no doubt, the rate of crime in the locality has reduced drastically,” he said.
Mr R.A. Yusuf, Chairman PCRC Oro/Esie chapter, while expressing satisfaction with members’ turnout, urged them to be more proactive in the discharge of their responsibilities.
Mr Ogunsakin Oluseyi, the Divisional Police Officer in Oro, expressed the need for members of the committee to work closely with the host community leaders to achieve the desired results.
Oluseyi who spoke on: “The Role of PCRC in Combating Crime at the Grassroots”, urged members to be more focused and versatile in their approach to crime prevention.
“You should be more focused and versatile in your practical approach to crime prevention.
“You also need to evolve effective synergy with the community leaders in making your work a lot more easier and achievable, ” he said.
Other members of the committee include Mr Kayode Olaniyan ,Treasurer, Mr Johnson Oloja , Financial Secretary and Mrs F. M. Oyedepo, Organising Secretary.
The rest are Mr R.A. Atolagbe ,Secretary General, and Prince Oyeyipo Tunde ,ex-officio member.