The Federal Government has inaugurated the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps ( NSCDC) Kebbi and Sokoto states new command headquarters to enable officers and men of the Corps carry out their statutory duties in a comfortable environment.
The New offices were commissioned by the State Governors alongside the Minister of interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.
The Minister of Interior who was represented by the Permanent Secretary of the Ministry, Dr Shuaibu Belgore said that the Federal Government was dedicated to continuously support the NSCDC and enhance its performance to boost national security.
Aregbesola said that the Federal Government will not relent in ensuring the protection of citizens at all times by providing the necessary supports, and logistics needed to maintain the current tempo of development to ensure effective discharge of the Corps core mandates.
He commended the leadership of the Corps for the tremendous transformation witnessed within the last two years as he further attributed it to the doggedness, determination, pragmatic approach and readiness of personnel to impact positively on the nation’s security.
The Minister charged officers and men of the Corps to abstain from rancour and unnecessary rivalry and ensure effective synergy with military and all other law enforcement agencies.
The Governor of Kebbi state, Atiku Bagudu during the commissioning of the new complex located along the Olusegun Obasanjo way, at Gwadangaji area of the state, appreciated the NSCDC for its dedication in ensuring the protection of citizens and the nation’s critical asset and infrastructure.
Bagudu represented by the Secretary to the State Government (SSG), Alhaji Babawale Umar Yauri, promised to continuously support the operations of the Corps in the state.
Gov. Bagudu appreciated the Federal Government and leadership of the NSCDC for the vision and deliberate efforts geared towards transforming the command and improving on the performance of personnel.
In Sokoto, Gov. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal was represented by the Honorable Commissioner on Security Matters, Alhaji Abubakar Muhammed Maikudi.
Gov. Tambuwal urged officers and men of the command to use the office facilities judiciously in serving the good people of the State.
According to him, the Corps had been known to be civil and a respecter of fundamental human rights. He therefore advised that the tempo be maintained.
Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps , Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi, while speaking, described the occasions as a landmark achievement under his administration and part of his efforts to develop a strategic capacity of the Corps to effectively carry out its statutory responsibility.
He said the new offices were a testimony of his desire to impact positively on the security of the state and country by developing structures and facilities that will enhance the capacity of the Corps to tackle the emerging security threats in the country.
The CG appealed to the people of the State to continue to cooperate with the Corps and other sister agencies in the state especially in providing credible intelligence that could help in tackling insecurity.
The NSCDC boss further expressed his appreciation to the Governors of Sokoto and Kebbi for providing the land spaces used for the construction of the new commands with the aim of assisting the Corps in carrying out its duties.