By Richard Thomas, Ibadan
Patriot Lukman Adelowo Yekini has assumed office as the Oyo State Commandant of the Peace Corps of Nigeria (PCN).
Patriot Yekini is, however, not new to the command as he was once a Commandant in the state.
The recent re-engineering carried by the national leadership of Peace Corps brought about his posting to the Pacesetter State.
Patriot Lukman Adelowo was transferred from Kwara State Command where he had served as Commandant for years.
The new Commandant, a product of the prestigious University of Lagos where he studied Surveying Engineering, is an articulate and oratorical speaker and public intellectual par excellence.
He was at various times Camp Commandant in Ode-Omu camp in Osun State in 2016 and other stations.
Since his resumption, Patriot Yekini has embarked on a statewide tour, which began on Thursday, 18 July 2019 with Egbeda, Ido, Ona-Ara, Lagelu, Akinyele and their LCDAs Commands, Ibadan major cities comprising; Ibadan South West, Ibadan North, Ibadan North West, Ibadan North East, Ibadan South East and Inter cities; Oyo, Ogbomoso, Oke Ogun and Ibarapa Commands to familiarise himself with the Officers and also to give them up-to-date information on the state of the organisation.
The commandant expressed gratitude to the National Commandant of Peace Corps of Nigeria, Ambassador (Dr.) Dickson Akoh for his passionate drive towards ensuring Nigerian youths are engaged in various areas of human development.
He also disclosed that the bill to establish the Nigerian Peace Corps was reintroduced and given a preference to be among the bills to be discussed in the first sitting of the 9th Assembly of the Federal House of Representatives following the incessant killings, kidnapping, banditry threatening the nation’s security.
The Peace Corps boss assured officers of rapid transformation in the administration of PCN Oyo State Command.
The security chief urged all officers in the command to discharge their duties patriotically in accordance with the mandates of the organisation as they look forward to the successful adoption of the Nigerian Peace Corps Bill by the federal government to become a government paramilitary agency.