To enhance the operational performance of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps ( NSCDC) and to boost its offensive and clearance operations against criminals, the Federal Government has inaugurated new command headquarters in Sokoto and Kebbi States.
According to a Statement by the Director of Public Relations, Olusola Odumosu, the new offices are essentially aimed at boosting national security.
Commissioning the Offices were Abubakar Bagudu and Aminu Tambuwal, governors of Kebbi and Sokoto States respectively as was the Minister of interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
Represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Shuaibu Belgore, the Minister underscored the resolve of the Federal Government to continually support the NSCDC towards building and sustaining a virile nation.
While commending the leadership of the Corps for its show of doggedness, determination and pragmatic approach in weathering the storm within the last two years, Aregbesola charged officers and men of the Corps to abstain from rancor and unnecessary rivalry and ensure effective synergy with the military and all other law enforcement agencies.
The Governor of Kebbi state, Atiku Bagudu during the commissioning of the new complex located along Olusegun Obasanjo way, at Gwadangaji area of the state, appreciated the NSCDC for its dedication in ensuring the protection of citizens and the nation’s critical asset and infrastructure.
Bagudu represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Babawale Yauri, promised his unwavering support to the operations of the Corps in the state.
He appreciated the Federal Government and the leadership of the NSCDC for the vision and deliberate efforts geared towards transforming the command and improving on the performance of personnel.
In Sokoto, Aminu Tambuwal who was represented by the Honorable Commissioner on Security Matters, Abubakar Maikudi, urged officers and men of the command to use the office facilities judiciously in serving the good people of the State.
According to him, the Corps had been known to be civil and a respecter of fundamental human rights. He therefore advised that the tempo be maintained.
Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Ahmed Audi described the occasions as a landmark achievement under his administration and part of his efforts to develop a strategic capacity of the Corps to effectively carry out its statutory responsibility.
He said the new offices were a testimony to his desire to impact positively on the security of the state and country by developing structures and facilities that will enhance the capacity of the Corps to tackle the emerging security threats in the country.
The CG appealed to the people of the State to continue to cooperate with the Corps and other sister agencies in the state especially in providing credible intelligence that could help in tackling insecurity.