The immediate past Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corp (NSCDC), Dr. Ade Abolurin, has advised officers and men of the Corp to maintain a high standard of integrity and avoid any form of corrupt practices in the discharge of their duties.
Dr. Abolurin, who gave the advice in Abuja while handing over the affairs of the NSCDC to the newly appointed Commandant-General, Mr Abdullahi Muhammadu, said that Nigeria needs honest and diligent men to fast track the development of the nation.
He added that having inherited a work force of 9,000 personnel, he was leaving a highly motivated workforce of 59,000 personnel who remain committed to protecting the nation’s critical infrastructure and assets.
NSCDC is a paramilitary agency of the government of Nigeria that is commissioned to provide measures against threat and any form of attack or disaster against the nation and its citizenry.
The corps is statutorily empowered to lay Act No. 2 of 2003 and amended by Act 6 of June 4, 2007.
The Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, has indicted the nation’s political class for the high level of insecurity and the spate of killings and loss of property, saying their utterances and deeds have continued to unsettle the polity.
He was speaking in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital during a courtesy call on the Alake and paramount ruler of Egbaland, Oba Aremu Gbadebo, after the commissioning of an administrative block and 36 unit staff quarters at the Civil Defense College of Security Management.
The Minister pointed an accusing finger at the political class for the level of insecurity in the country, while soliciting the cooperation and support of traditional rulers in ensuring peace in the country.
The Minister also used the opportunity to deny any merger of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, with the Nigeria Police as being clamoured for in some quarters.
The paramount ruler, while giving assurances of his support, however, demanded the issuance of diplomatic passport for traditional rulers to further straighten the respect for traditional rulers.
Giving his goodwill message at the occasion, the Ogun State Governor, Ibikunle Amosun, challenged government at all levels, irrespective of party affiliation to always give ample support to security agencies in the country.
The Commandant-General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, Dr. Ade Abolurin, said that the College of Security Management was established to provide human capital development in the security sector, as well as to reengineer and strengthen the capacity of security agencies.