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NSCDC: Commandant Abodunrin Now Heads The Safe Schools Response Centre 

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC) now has a new Commander of the National Safe Schools Response Coordination Centre (NSSRCC) in the person of Commandant Ahmed Abodunrin.

Following his appointment by the Commandant General of the Corps, Ahmed Audi, Abodunrin takes over from the erstwhile Commander, Tersoo Shaapera who has been redeployed.

This is contained in a Statement by the National PRO, NSCDC Headquarters, Babawale Afolabi in Abuja who described the change of baton as a ‘ strategic organisation ‘ mostly now that primary and Post-Primary Schools are set to resume for the next academic period.

The NSCDC as a lead agency in the protection of critical national assets and Infrastructure with schools inclusive, hosts the Federal Government’s National Safe Schools Response Coordination Centre (NSSRCC) which is first of its kind in the implementation of the safe Schools implementation project.

NSSRCC is located at the national Headquarters of the NSCDC in Abuja with few state coordination centres so far established among the 36 States of the federation.

It was established on 13th February, 2023 to enhance the security of schools and host communities to coordinate security agencies and other critical stakeholders by receiving and referring complaints and maintaining emergency hotlines.

It will be recalled that the Centre has been able to avert many attacks on schools especially in the country especially in the North and South-East through coordination with relevant stakeholders and security agencies.

The Centre also has surveillance personnel among schools and host communities, especially at different locations especially in places believed to be prone to attacks. The deployed operatives gather information which also lead to community engagement.

Dr.Ahmed Abodunrin fdc, the new NSCDC Commander of the National Safe Schools Response Coordination Centre was born in Iresi, Osun State.

He was a trained and accomplished journalist before he joined NSCDC as a volunteer in 1994 and rose through the ranks.

Dr.Abodunrin has held various major key appointments in the NSCDC and was a former State Commandant in Ogun and Ondo States.

He bagged his first degree from the University of Lagos, a postgraduate and PhD from the University of Ibadan.

He is a fellow of the Institute of Criminology and Strategic Studies ( FICSS) and also a fellow of the prestigious National Defence College (fdc).

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