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Commander Charges WAI Members on Community Support

By Israel Bolaji
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Lagos State Commander of the War Against Indiscipline (WAI) brigade, Comrade Adeoye Gabriel, has charged members of the command to actively collaborate with security agencies in their neighborhoods and the police and ensure adequate security support for their communities and the grass root.

Adeoye urged members to continue to 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.

Speaking during a four-day annual camping programme of the WAI brigade in Ikotun, Lagos, on Tuesday, the state commander enthused that to have a good society where everyone would be his brother’s keeper, it would take a lot of hard work and widespread sense of patriotism.

“As proud members of the WAI brigade, we must continue to live up to our responsibilities and be proud to serve our fatherland as the only indigenous voluntary paramilitary uniformed organization in Nigeria.

The WAI brigade has existed since 1984 for over 30 years and is empowered by Decree 100 of 1993, now Parliamentary Act 64 of 2007. The reason for the establishment was to instill public morality, social order, civic responsibilities in Nigerians, and promote Nigerian nationalism. As such, we must collaborate with other government agencies and ensure adequate support for our communities.

Our dream is a Nigerian society that is orderly, responsible and discipline, where citizens demonstrate core values of honesty, hard work and patriotism; where democratic principles and ideals are upheld; and where peace and social harmony reign.

Also speaking at the occasion, the Special Guest, Mr Waheed Ishola, Lagos State Director of the National orientation Agency (NOA), noted that the goal of NOA is to consistently raise awareness, provide timely and credible feedback; positively change attitudes, values and behaviours; accurately and adequately inform; and sufficiently mobilize citizens to act in ways that promote peace, harmony; and national development.

He commended the WAI brigade for its social service to the public and urged members to remain well behaved and informed.