No fewer than 100 Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), personnel’s on Friday passed out of the course six arms handling training exercise in Kogi State.
Speaking at the passing out parade, the Commandant General of NSCDC Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi said his mission is to transform the agency for good adding that, continuous training and re-training of officers remains the hallmark of efficiency, and professionalism.
The NSCDC DG who was represented by the Director Legal Service Umar Mohammed charged his men to be civil and professional in the discharged of their duties.
In his address, the Kogi State Commandant of NSCDC Suleiman Mafara while congratulating the graduating officers said the successes in various operations recorded in the state will not have been possible without the support of the Commandant General.
“The Commandant General, Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, Phd, mni, approved our request to train this set of gallant officers and gave his full support in every way possible.
This is also in addition to the recruitment of more personnel to beef up the strength of the Corps so as to enhance its capacity to confront diverse security challenges facing the nation, counter terrorism, protection of Critical National Assets and Infrastructure”.
He restate the loyalty and commitment of Officers and Men of the Command to the CG’s resolve to rid the entire country of insecurity and all forms of criminality.
” The subordination of the Corps to civil authority is a cherished tradition that is one of the cornerstones of democratic existence and has, in addition, helped promote our professionalism in all parts of the Country. It is a tradition that must be sustained and strengthened.
“The Command therefore appeals to the government and good people of Kogi State to assist the Corps in whatever way possible to enhance optimal service delivery” he said.
Representative of Governor Bello Alhaji Yakubu Suleiman, permanent secretary, Local Government service commission said the present administration remains committed to fighting insecurity in the state.
On their part, the Commander, NNS Lugard Lokoja, Commodore KJ Odubanjo, Commander Army record Major General O.W Ali who was represented by S.O Nwafor, both lauded the existing synergy between all security agency in the state.
They admonished the graduating officers to be courageous in defending their father land from the enemies of the nation.
Our correspondent reports that
the course six arms handling training exercise for Kogi NSCDC lasted for one month.