The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) in Cross River has graduated 169 personnel of the corps for the first batch of their training.
Speaking on Tuesday in Calabar, Mr Samuel Fadeyi, Commandant of NSCDC in Cross River, said that the graduates had completed their first three months training at the state headquarters of the command.
Fadeyi said that they were to proceed to Katsina State for another three months training before their deployment to various commands of the corps across the country.
He said that the personnel were those that were taken in 2019, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the exercise was stalled.
He explained that 5,000 Nigerians were recruited nationwide in 2019 for the training to become full personnel of the corps.
“We are glad today to witness the passing out parade of these 169 personnel from Cross River. In 2019, NSCDC got the approval to recruit 5,000 Nigerians into the corps.
“This is the first round of their training; they are expected to undergo another training before they will be deployed to various commands across the country,” he said.
He commended the Commandant General of NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Audi, for providing the command with the necessary equipment and facilities to carry out the training and other operations.
Also speaking, the Commandant General of NSCDC, who was represented by Mr Bassey Bassey, a Deputy Commandant General, congratulated the graduates for scaling through the first phase.
Audi said that NSCDC had been equipped and better repositioned to fight all forms of illegalities in the country.
The state Governor, Prof. Ben Ayade, who was represented by Dr Alfred Mboto, Permanent Secretary, Special Services, Governor’s Office, said the recruitment had reduced unemployment in the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that security chiefs in the state ranging from the Navy, Army, Police, Nigeria Immigration Service and the Federal Road Safety Corps were present at the event.
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has signed a Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with the National Examination Council (NECO) to ensure a peaceful and hitch-free examination process.
NSCDC’s Commandant-General, Mr Ahmed Audi, assured NECO of provision of adequate security when he hosted the latter’s Registrar, Mr Dantani Wushishi, on Wednesday in Abuja.
NECO examination for secondary schools students began on June 27.
Audi assured NECO of the Corps’ readiness to ensure a safe examination environment for candidates and for other stakeholders.
He said the NSCDC established the special female squad to provide security in schools.
He stated that the Corps had always ensured the protection of examination materials and that of staff and students and would not relent.
Audi appreciated NECO for its educational standards in ensuring adequate knowledge is impacted in Nigerian students to meet up with international education best practices.
Earlier, Wushishi said that the visit was to solicit for support and cooperation in ensuring that the on-going NECO examination was conducted in a peaceful, secured and serene atmosphere.
He called on the Corps to safeguard materials for the examination and to also assist in conducting the test in a very secure and safe manner.
The registrar commended officers and men of the Corps for contributing to safety and smooth conduct of previous examinations and expressed the hope that this year’s exercise would not be different.
“We take our activities seriously and ensure protection for students during examinations.
“We are here to seek your assistance and sign a Memorandum of Understanding for the NSCDC to participate fully as it used to do for peaceful and hitch free examination.
“We feel it is important to come to you as our partner over the years to safeguard materials and protect students and other stakeholders,’’ Wushishi stressed.
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Osun Command, has begun psychological assessment for its arms-bearing personnel and new recruits.
The command’s spokesperson Atanda Olabisi made the disclosure in a statement on Wednesday in Osogbo.
Olabisi said that the assessment, which started on Tuesday, was to ascertain the mental, emotional and psychological status of the personnel.
The spokesperson said that the evaluation was being conducted in batches to give a greater opportunity for one-on-one interactions between the personnel and healthcare experts.
The spokesperson said that the command had cautioned its personnel on handling of weapons, saying that it would not accept any excuse of accidental discharge.
“There is nothing called accidental discharge, as the process of firing a bullet entails certain fundamental principles.
“The exercise is to forestall any unprofessional act of misuse of firearms that may emanate from any uncontrolled emotional outburst.
“This assessment will also be used to determine where our new recruits will be placed professionally,” she said.
Olabisi said that the state Commandant, Emmanuel Ocheja urged the personnel to commit themselves to the exercise, adding that Ocheja lauded the NSCDC Commandant-General, Dr Ahmed Audi, for repositioning the corps for excellence.
According to Olabisi, Dr Stephen Oyebode, Head of Forensic and Psychological Services Unit, NSCDC, Osun Command, had given the assurance that the unit would offer psychotherapy and psycho-social interventions to personnel who might need assistance after the evaluation.
Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Akwa Ibom Command, has trained its area commanders, divisional officers and other personnel on modern conflict management techniques.
NSCDC Commandant in the state, Mr Abidemi Majekodunmi, who declared the training open on Saturday in Uyo, enjoined the personnel to take advantage of the efficacy of alternative dispute resolution (ADR) mechanism.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the workshop had, as its theme: “Early Warning and Early Response and Conflict Prevention for Communities and Security Providers.”
Majekodunmi charged participants to be serious with every aspect of the workshop which, he said, would equip them to handle the complexities of conflict resolution, using mediation, negotiation and arbitration.
“As divisional officers, you are expected to interface in conflicts at the incipient stage before it degenerates into full-blown crises.
“Alternative dispute resolution is an important non-kinetic tool in conflict resolution which produces great results if rightly and tactfully deployed,” he said.
Majekodunmi commended NSCDC Commandant-General, Dr Ahmed Audi, for organising the workshop to improve the capacity of personnel in conflict resolution as a key factor in promoting growth and development in the country.
NAN reports that the Resource Person, Mr Oguntayo Olayinka, examined the principles and procedures of conflict management.
He discussed extensively the concept of alternative dispute resolution, its modus operandi and the corps’ projections for 2022 in this regard.
Olayinka urged the participants to collaborate with stakeholders in conflict resolution, such as traditional authority, religious leaders, community-based organisations (CBOs), civil society organisations (CSOs) and security agencies.
He identified possible areas of conflicts to include: ’ crises, debt recovery, land disputes and disputes, among others, stressing that they varied from one environment to the other.
NSCDCBy Victor AdeotiOsogbo , May 13, 2022 (NAN ) The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Osun Command, on Friday inaugurated 38-unit special female Squad to combat insecurity, especially in schools across the state.Dr Ahmed Audi, NSCDC Commandant General represented by Fasilu Adeyinka, Commandant, NSCDC Zone J, performed the function in Osogbo.He urged the squad to ensure students in the area were adequately secured.Audi said the inauguration of the female squad was targeted at boosting the fight against insecurity across the country, noting that the squad was now in all state commands.He said the invasion of school environments in some parts of the country had become rampant, which necessitated the establishment of the squad.Audi said the special female squad was using feminine and mother care approaches in the provision of security service to schools.“This squad is to combat kidnapping, banditry, and terrorism in our schools and across the state.“The squad is an initiative of the corps to curb attacks on the vulnerable, especially schools.”Audi said members of the squad were trained in combat strategies, as well as rigorous training in line with internal security to fight against all forms of insecurity,” he said.According to him, series of attacks by bandits has made it necessary to put more focus on schools.He urged the squad to be firm in their rule of engagement and also contribute meaningfully towards ending all forms of crimes in the country.He solicited for the support of other security agencies and the public towards efficient services of the squad, to ensure safety of lives and property in the state.Mrs Kafayat Oyetola, Wife of Osun Governor, commended NSCDC for the laudable initiatives, adding that the squad would go a long way in fighting insecurity in the state.Oyetola, who noted that the role of NSCDC could not be over-emphasised, said the corps was playing important roles in the safety of lives and property.She said the state government would continue to collaborate with security agencies to ensure that the state was safe.” I want to appeal to the Ministry of Education and school administrators to share valuable information with this squad and other security agencies to ensure safety of our schools,” she pleaded.Earlier, the Commissioner of Police in Osun, Mr Wole Olokode, said the NSCDC initiative would go a long way in checking attacks on schools.Olokode, however, urged the squad members to exhibit high level of professionalism in the discharge of their duties. (NAN )(www.
The Nigerian Civil Defense and Security Corps (NSCDC) at Cross River has advised the corps' 185 newly recruited staff members to remain professional, humble and focused during the period of their training.
NSCDC State Commander Mr Samuel Fadeyi gave the advice while addressing the new admission at the state command headquarters on Thursday in Calabar.
Fadeyi told the Nigerian News Agency that the new members were all from Cross River, so they should receive their first orientation training within the command.
According to him, as part of their internship, trainees would be seconded to senior officers during the Easter period for surveillance and patrol purposes to improve their intelligence gathering.
“The structure is that they are in command for three months, after which they will proceed to the NSCDC training institution to join their peers in comprehensive training.
“They are expected to have their six-month basic training, half within their home command and half at the NSCDC training institution.
“Within this period of their time in command, we need to take them through drills, orientation, and internships. We also have the guarantees of our sister agencies to come and give them guidance.
“We are training them regarding our mandate. We hope you stay safe during this period.
“We also need to bring in other sister agencies to train them so they can see what differentiates them from the military and the area of collaboration,” he said.
He commended NSCDC Commanding General Dr. Ahmed Audi for equipping the men of the command with the tools and logistics necessary for optimal operations and delivery of service to the nation.
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The Commander General of the Nigerian Civil Defense and Security Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Audi, has requested training and weapons support from the Nigerian Army to enhance the operational capabilities of NSCDC personnel.
Audi made the request when he visited the Army Chief of Staff (COAS), Lt. Gen. Faruk Yahaya, on Tuesday, in Abuja.
He said that NSCDC operatives required adequate training in order to help the military address the current asymmetric security challenges plaguing the country.
He said the Nigerian Army and Civil Defense had been working together for more than 50 years when providing support to the wounded during the civil war, adding that they had continued to build on the relationship.
According to him, the level of professionalism and training that the military administers is unique, as many NSCDC officers had the opportunity to undergo training.
“That training actually prepared some of us for this task and that's why I'm here with my people to tap on the anointing.
“I am also here to familiarize myself and collaborate because we have realized that no service can do it alone, more especially that we are now facing a very dangerous conflict called asymmetric conflict,” he said.
According to him, this same conflict took care of some countries like Sri Lanka for about two or three decades and these guys unfortunately have also shown their ugly face in our country and are trying to rescue the country.
“They operate like guerrillas, they attack and then they go back to base and usually the attack is debilitating and devastating and we have seen it in the case of some other countries.
"What they did to nip this in the bud was create synergies, come together and work smart and then take the offensive strategy and I think we're getting to that stage in Nigeria," he said.The Chief of the Army General Staff, Lieutenant General. Faruk Yahaya and the Commander General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Audi, during a courtesy visit to the COAS at the Army Headquarters on Tuesday 2/1/2022
Audi said that the NSCDC and the military just needed to strengthen the synergy that had existed between them over a period of time.
He promised that the corps would continue to learn from the military and urged the army chief to continue advising the NSCDC so that he could fulfill his mandate.
In response, the Army Chief of Staff assured the commanding general of the Nigerian Army's continued support for the NSCDC in the areas of training and other support within his power.
Yahaya said that the Nigerian military and the NSCDC had maintained strong synergy in various operations and exercises in different parts of the country.
He said the military would take advantage of the broader reach and coverage of the NSCDC to strengthen synergy, adding that his vision was to ensure the military worked in tandem with other security agencies among other stakeholders.
He praised the high level of discipline and dedication of the NSCDC staff during the operations, urging them not to give in, but to continue on the path.Keep reading
The Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps, NSCDC, has shortlisted 5,000 successful candidates for employment in the Corps in 2022.
Aisha Rufai, Secretary of the Immigration, Fire, Corrections and Civil Defense Services Board, CDCFIB, made the announcement at a press conference in Abuja on Thursday.
Mr. Rufai said that the board had approved the final phase of the 2019 recruitment, thus directing all potential applicants to consult the application portal.
She said that selected applicants should visit; http://cdfipb.careers from January 17, to consult more information, since it would only be accessible to selected candidates.
According to her, the portal will not be open to candidates who have not been successfully shortlisted.
"Applicants must verify their names, location of documentation, guidelines for documentation, and print their invitation sheet without which they will not be allowed to participate in the exercise," he said.
The secretary said the documentation was free and would begin on January 31.
Mr. Ahmed Audi, NSCDC Commanding General, stated that the recruitment was specifically for 2019 applicants and added that after documentation, all successful candidates would be invited for training.
Audi said 1,477,042 candidates applied in 2019, but this was down to 746,762 when some applicants did not meet the required height and age as specified in the job posting.
“A total of 217,000 candidates successfully uploaded their certificates and were shortlisted for the computer-based assessment test (CBAT).
"Of the 113,105 shortlisted candidates, 53,116 took the CBAT in December 2020, nationwide, and 6,500 were shortlisted for further evaluation," he explained.
According to the commanding general, the recruitment was prolonged until 2022 due to COVID-19 and the need for a proper background investigation of the candidates.
"Recruitment is a process and it is not easy to screen about 1,000,000 people, as the research is very fundamental and takes more time," he said.
Audi added that the background investigation was environmental, institutional and family based.
The Permanent Secretary of the Home Office, Dr. Shuaib Belgore, praised the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) for the safety of Nigerians' lives and property, but urged them to do better.
Belgore made the statement in Ilorin over the weekend during the New Years Eve Party and Awards Night, hosted by the NSCDC State Command.
The Permanent Secretary said that the NSCDC and all other security personnel must be very active in ensuring peace and security in the country.
“Security is everyone's business and should be the utmost concern of all the citizens of the country.
“The NSCDC has been doing a lot and I entrust the Kwara Command to do better and ensure more peace and stability in the state.
"The Commander of the State, Makinde Ayinla is an exemplary officer and has been active since his first day in office and that is why he is receiving all the necessary support," said Belgore.
The Commanding General, Mr. Ahmed Audi, also commended the Kwara Command for its service to humanity and called for more performance, in order to ensure the complete safety of life and property.
Audi said that when he took office, there was a lot to do and as such drafted a five-point agenda, namely "restructure, reform, rejuvenate, restructure and relocate."
“My vision is to make NSCDC a world-class team that protects the lives and property of citizens and guarantees peace and stability.
“I started many projects and made the staff enjoy many rights, like; payment of subsidy, compensation for accident and death and also resurrected the Rapid Response Department.
"I urge the staff, who have not benefited from the Insurance Plan and other benefits, to claim theirs immediately," he said.
In her vote of thanks, the Commander of Kwara, Ayinla thanked all sister agencies, public and private organizations for their contributions to make her work successful.
He said that the Command had solved more than 292 cases in 2021 and asked for more cooperation from the people of the state, to continue maintaining peace and order.
The Nigerian News Agency reports that awards for merit were presented to the Commanding General, the State Commander and the Kwara NSCDC Public Relations Officer, Mr. Babawale Afolabi.
In addition, awards were given to the best divisional office and other outstanding officers, including the Best Driver, who received a cash award of N100,000 and three media teams, Nigerian News Agency, AIT and Diamond FM.
The General Commander, CG, of the Nigerian Civil Defense and Security Corps, NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Audi, condemned the recent attack on Corps personnel in Zamfara State.
A statement by NSCDC public relations officer Olusola Odumosu on Monday in Abuja said two NSCDC staff were attacked and killed on October 28 in Shinkafi, along the Kaura Namoda road, Zamfara, while they were on duty.
Mr Audi frowned at the deadly attack on security guards, innocent citizens and critical national assets and infrastructure.
He called for new approaches, greater commitments and more positive action against all criminal elements threatening internal peace and security in Nigeria.
He called the attack on agents deployed to quell the growing wave of banditry, kidnappings and other heinous crimes in the state unfortunate.
The GC called on members of the public to be vigilant, safety conscious, and to quickly assist security agencies with credible information that could lead to the arrest of the perpetrators.
He said credible information about the attack from the public would help prevent criminals from wreaking more havoc on society.
The NSCDC boss expressed his compassion to the families and friends of those who had lost their loved ones in the "heinous crime" and vowed to pick up the criminals and bring them to justice.
"Efforts would be fully mobilized to prosecute the bandits, apprehend them and deal with them decisively under the full weight of the law," he said.
Audi appreciated the efforts and resilience of the valiant agents to prevent further loss of human life and destruction of public property.
"We are not discouraged by these recent attacks, but we are moving forward to make sense of the lives of all Nigerians," he said.
He added that the Corps would combat banditry, kidnappings and insurgency through the concerted efforts of well-trained personnel, the introduction of more training programs and innovative strategies for the deployment of more sophisticated equipment. and improving the well-being of staff.