The Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Bauchi State, Mr Ameh James has tasked personnel of the Corps to show greater commitment and dedication to duty.
He gave the charge while decorating 72 newly promoted officers of the Corps on Thursday in Bauchi.
He lauded the promoted officers for their commitment to duties and congratulated them on achieving the feat.
The Commandant said, ”promotion only comes from God with responsibilities, hard work and selfless service.
“The promotion is based on their performances, hard work, commitment and proactiveness.
” James called on other officers yet to be promoted to ensure they put in more effort in the discharge of their duties rather than being demoralised.
According to him, the Commandant-General of the Corps, Ahmed Audi has done enough to elevate the officers to their new ranks.
He urged them to double their effort towards fulfilling the mandate of the Corps, adding that the event would be indelible in the minds of the elevated officers.
“However, if you want success, you need to be liberal and humble by being nice and compassionate to your subordinates.
“Also, you all need to increase your productivity to justify the reason you are being promoted,” he said.
Responding on behalf of the promoted officers, Mr Daniel Gobum, Deputy Commandant of the Corps, lauded the gesture.
He said: ”To whom much is given, much is expected.
Promotions are additional challenges for hard work and efficiency”.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that promoted officers comprises four Chief Superintendent of Corps (CSC), five Superintendent of Corps (SC) and 15 Deputy Superintendent of Corps (DSC).
Others are 38 Assistant Superintendent of Corps II (ACS II), nine Assistant Superintendent of Corps l (ACS I) and one Deputy Commandant of Corps (DCC).
The Imo Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Tuesday decorated 124 promoted officers.
The State Commandant of the corps, Mr Matthew Ovie, performed the ceremony at the command’s headquarters in Owerri.
Ovie said that the promotion, which had lingered for some time, was made possible by the corps’ Commandant-General Ahmed Audi. He thanked Audi for his outstanding performance anchored on his five-point agenda of revamping, resuscitating, rejigging, reinvigorating and restructuring the corps.
He felicitated the promoted officers and urged them to double their efforts toward a more efficient service delivery.
He promised other officers of the command that were eligible for promotion that theirs was on the way.
According to him, the commandant-general is committed to officers’ welfare through promotion for better livelihood.
“As you celebrate, strive to be magnanimous in celebration and bear in mind that this is a call to more service.
“Justify the confidence reposed in you for the good of Nigerians resident in Imo,” Ovie said.
Also, the corps’ Zonal Commandant for Zone “E”, Mr Aliyu Ndanusi, an Assistant Commandant-General, thanked the Federal Ministry of Interior for fast-tracking the promotions.
Ndanusi admonished officers waiting to be promoted to show more dedication to duty .
He advised the promoted officers to endeavour to bring their experience to bear in the discharge of their duties.
“I congratulate you and seize the opportunity to remind you that a recognition for hardwork is a call to more work.
“For those who have yet to be promoted, I urge you to embrace punctuality and dedication to duty and see how God will perfect your promotion at His appointed time,” Ndanusi said.
Reponding on behalf of the promoted officers, the command’s Head, Public Relations Unit, Mr Lowell Chimeziri, thanked the management of the agency for the honour bestowed on them.
He reaffirmed their commitment to duty as a way to give back to the corps and Nigerians.
Chimeziri was promoted from the rank of Superintendent of Corps (SC) to Chief Superintendent of Corps.
(CSC) Others, including 15 persons, moved from CSC to Assistant Commandant, while 18 persons moved from SC to CSC.