Gov. Bello Matawalle of Zamfara says he will continue to give all necessary assistance in terms of logistics and support to all security agencies in the state in order to achieve success in the fight against criminality.Matawalle gave the assurance at the passing out parade of 118 personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defiance Corps (NSCDC), in Gusau on Tuesday.The governor was represented by the Commissioner for Security and Home Affairs, retired DIG Mamman Tsafe.He appreciated the Federal Government for recruiting more security personnel to confront the security challenges across the country.“The current administration will continue to take measures to ensure Zamfara is no longer a pond of death of innocent lives, but only a paradise for legitimate living.“I must appreciate the presidential directive for the massive recruitment which is aimed at meeting the manpower of the security agencies needed to competently fight terrorism to an end.“This shows that the government at the center is disturbed with the kind of security challenges the country is facing,” Matawalle added.In his remarks, the NSCDC Commandant in Zamfara, Mr Athanasius Sparks, called for synergy among all security agencies in addressing the security challenges.He challenged the new personnel to maintain high level of discipline, imbibe good working ethics and be ambassador of the corps in the society.“Be informed, therefore, that no form of indolence and malpractices will be tolerated in the course of your official duties”, he added.
The new Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Jigawa Command, Alhaji Musa Mala, has assumed duty.The Command’s Spokesman, CSC Adamu Shehu, said this in a statement in Dutse on Tuesday.Shehu said that the new commandant, who took over from Mustapha Talba, had served the corps in various capacities.“Until his appointment, he was the Zonal Head of Operations at the Zonal Headquarters, Zone D, Kaduna.“He equally served the Corps at various capacities and different states including Benue, Niger, Yobe, Borno and Jigawa.“The new Commandant was a former 2iC of the command and very conversant with the nature of crimes and security architecture of the state and will use his vast knowledge in resolving them,” Shehu said.The spokesman said the immediate past sector commander has been transferred to the Zonal Command Headquarters, Zone C, Bauchi.According to him, the new commandant urged officers and men of the command to live up to the expectations and aspirations of the general public by providing security of lives and property.“The new commandant pledged to do his best with the cooperation of his men, members of the general public and in synergy with other security agencies to bring crime to a bearable minimum in the state.“He strongly admonished his personnel to be civil and friendly in their conduct, shun corrupt practice and always exhibit high level of professionalism,” Shehu said.NewsSourceCredit: NAN
Mr Isdore Chikere on Tuesday assumed duty as the 14th substantive Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Anambra Command.Chikere replaced Mr Everestus Obiyo, now redeployed to Zone G headquarters of NSCDC, Benin.A statement issued by Mr Edwin Okadigbo, the command’s Public Relations Officer in Awka, said the formal handing over and taking over were completed on Tuesday.Obiyo used the medium to thank Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, the Commandant General of NSCDC, for the opportunity given him to contribute his quota to the fight against crimes and criminality.He appreciated the efforts of his management team, Area Commanders, Divisional Officers and other ranks for their commitment, loyalty, discipline and cooperation.Obiyo charged them to extend the same cooperation to his successor.Also speaking, the new commandant, Chikere, thanked his predecessor for his leadership role and promised to follow the footprint he left behind.He assured that the mandate reposed in him by the Commandant General would serve as tonic in the discharge of his duties.Chikere called on the people of the state to extend their hands of fellowship to his administration, promising that with the collective efforts of all stakeholders, Anambra State will enjoy relative peace .In his remarks, Mr. Felix Oke, the Assistant Commandant General in charge of NSCDC Zone K Awka, who witnessed the handing and taking over ceremony, commended the outgone Commandant for a job well done.The new State Commandant hails from Ahiazu Mbaise Local Government Area of Imo State.Chikere is an alumnus of the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, where he studied Health and Physical Education and graduated with Second Class Upper Division.He was enlisted into the NSCDC in December 2005 and rose through the ranks.He has held several operational, investigative and administrative positions in various state Commands of the federation.Chikere last served as the Commandant in charge of Disaster Management at the NSCDC Zone G Zonal Headquarters Benin, Edo State, before his present appointment.
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.
No fewer than 154 recruits of Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) on Tuesday passed out in Sokoto State.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the recruits include six officers and 148 Rank and files.
Addressing the personnel, Mr Muhammad Dada, NSCDC Commandant Sokoto Command, said the graduands were trained to support the society in addressing security challenges across the state.
“The personnel are well trained to support the fight against security challenges in the nooks and crannies of Sokoto State and the nation in general.
“They are as well trained to remain closer to the society and good ambassadors of NSCDC in performing their constitutional mandate,” he said.
Dada further appealed to parents in the state to always encourage their female children to join the force.
“Today, we have only one lady among the recruits, who has excellently performed well during their training session.
“Allowing our female children to join the force will sanitise the system and support our collective commitment to protect our religion, culture and tradition towards fighting crimes.
“As such, I appeal to parents and guardians to always encourage female wards to join us in addressing our security situation,” he said.
The commandant urged the new personnel to remain dedicated, to ensure the best security expected of them.
He appealed to the general public to support security agencies with vital information, to sustain the efforts of addressing security challenges.