Civil defence boss commended for enhancing professionalism


Commandant General, NSCDC, Muhammadu
By our reporter
A civil society pressure group, Coalition of Civil Societies and Media Executives for Good Governance in Nigeria (COCMECG), has called for the support of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), under the leadership of Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu.
The group also applauded the giant strides in human capacity development, establishing core value of integrity, intelligence-based security response system and professionalism that have reduced the menace of criminals, herders and the vandalism of national assets across the country.
In a press release signed by the President, Omoba Kenneth Aigbegbele and Executive Director, R&D, Comrade Omede Charles, made available to Apex News, they stated that the para-military agency has greatly reduced threats and all forms of disaster incidences across the country through its professional intelligence gathering mechanism and manpower development.
It also said there is rapid improvement in disaster management as first responders to disaster occurrence and control which has helped the country to curb the high incidence of disasters and other security challenges.
The group stated that they are encouraged by Gana’s leadership style and more importantly, his remarkable and selfless campaign on disaster management, search and rescue, rehabilitation, reintegration, mitigation and the protection of key national assets and infrastructure across the county.
In his avowed determination and commitment to rid the country of vandalism and criminal elements, the Commandant-General, deployed officers to secure schools in the Northeast region as a result of the insurgency and also deployed officers to provide and protect physical security for agro-allied investments both domestic and international and the proposed cattle ranches across the country including herders/farmers frequent crises which has attracted commendations from Nigerians including Mr. President.
COCMECG also commended the Hon. Minister of Interior, Lt-Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazua (rtd) for his supervisory role of propelling the needed change and unveiling the master plan for the proactive results so far achieved.
It further remarked that Gana Muhammadu is a key asset in this administration’s fight against insurgency and criminals and as such should be commended for modernizing and repositioning of the NSCDC for professionalism and effective service delivery in line with President Muhammadu Buhari’s change mantra.
According to the statement, through dynamic and innovative  security policy framework based on intelligence, upgrading and expansion of critical infrastructure, training and retraining of officers, enhanced collaborations with sister agencies, robust public relations for the service and enhancing the Civil Defence Academy Sauka, College of  Peace and Disaster Management, Katsina and the College of Security Management, Ogun State and a member of the International Civil Defence Organization(ICDO), an umbrella body of 58 Civil Defence Member countries in Geneva, Switzerland.
The organization urged Nigerians should join hands with the management of the corps to reinvigorate the fighting mechanism against vandals and criminals in the country and the protection of IDP’s at various camps put in place by the proactive leadership.
It appealed to organizations, public-spirited individuals to support President Buhari’s drive to modernize the NSCDC through adequate support, funding and partnership in the area of manpower development, capacity building and the purchase of equipment and infrastructures because of its strategic importance to the socio-economic development of a nation like Nigeria.

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