By Wahab Akanji, Abuja
Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), has sent a request to the government for the recruitment of additional 10, 000 personnel to meet up with the demands from different ministries, department and agencies of government.
Commandant General, (CG) of the corps, Abdullahi Muhammadu who disclosed this after the decoration of 10 senior officers promoted from the rank of Commandant to Assistant Commandant General said approval have not been given by the Federal Government.
Muhammadu said that the promotion of the officers was purely on merit and therefore: “they must justify the confidence repose on them by the Federal Government of Nigeria and the Corps in elevating them by pursuing vigorously the actualization of the Corps mandate.”
He reiterated that following the recent review of the National Security Policy document of 2016, the Corps is now the lead agency in the protection of Critical Infrastructure and National Assets, Emergencies and Disaster Management and to perform oversight functions to Private Guard Companies (PGC) by monitoring, registering, regulating, supervision and licensing of the companies.
He charged the promoted personnel to shun every corruptive tendencies in line with the Corps desire of Zero tolerance to corruption and ensure effective discharge of the mandate.
Muhammadu encouraged personnel to be patient as the management is working towards ensuring payment of their shift arrears, election allowances as soon as fund is made available by the Government and not to join rumour mongers speculating that their money was embezzled.