The War Against Indiscipline (WAI) Brigade Nigeria has confirmed new zonal appointments and inaugurated a fresh council for its South-west command, in a move to refresh and reshape its formation for increased efficiency in national orientation and intelligence gathering.
As part of the new restructuring, former WAI Lagos State Commander, Adeoye Gabriel who was appointed Assistant National Commander last August has also been confirmed the new Zonal Commander (South-west), while Commander Wale Adebayo was appointed as deputy with a new council inaugurated recently for the South-west zone covering all six states in the zone.
Other newly appointed officers who were part of the inauguration included Kayode Sunday (zonal ops and training officer), Ayodeji Dauda (zonal finance officer), Comfort Oluwaseun (zonal welfare officer), Taiwo Ogunjimi (zonal intelligence officer), Mayowa Olanihun (zonal education officer), Bolaji Israel (zonal public relations officer), and Sebastian Okolie (zonal resources and strategy officer), according to a release issued by Chief Staff Officer, PR (SWZ), Bolaji Israel.
Speaking at the event, Adeoye said the new council and officers must increase the level of patriotism, integrity and commitment, and be prepared always to champion intelligence gathering, community policing, and combat social disorder and indiscipline with WAI’s strong presence in all 774 local government councils across the federation.
He added that the new appointments reflect a high level of honour, trust and respect for the outstanding officers, as such, they must remain active and steadfast on WAI’s updated mandate of community policing and intelligence gathering as it is achievable and plays a key role in nation building.”
The commander urged the newly-appointed senior officers to abhor corruption and contribute meaningfully in their environment, perform their civic duties creditably and be worthy ambassadors who can ultimately help in injecting into the society a holistic set of public and private decorum in the national life.
Adeoye emphasised that efforts are in place to partner more relevant organisations and non-governmental agencies within the zone for higher efficiency. He tasked the officers on the new order, GOWE – General Orders and Work Ethics for all WAI members nationwide, hinting that GOWE would be operational alongside other Brigade guidelines and Handbook of 1985, 1994 and 2009 respectively.
The Zonal Commander also highlighted several plans and course of actions lined up to reposition and re-engineer the Brigade in line with the aims and objectives of the federal government towards intelligence gathering and community policing for greater collaborations with other law enforcement agencies to enhance national security.
In his remarks, Lagos State Director, NOA, Waheed Ishola commended the newly appointed officers for their sense of patriotism and volunteerism, and charged them to live up to the true ideals of WAI Brigade. Ishola charged the officers to accept their appointment as greater call of duty especially because the government is currently working tirelessly to rid the nation of corruption and other social vices.
He enjoined WAI officers to collaborate with NOA more to consistently raise awareness, positively change attitudes, values and behaviours; and sufficiently mobilise citizens to act in ways that promote peace, harmony and national development.
Two special guest speakers at the event including Mayowa Olanihun spoke on how to enhance strategic impact of WAI for effectiveness; while security consultant, Chief Okenna, stressed critical strategies and modern tactics on intelligence gathering and communities policing.