Group Commends Audi’s Leadership At NSCDC

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Imo likeminds for Justice, has commended the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps ,NSCDC, Commandant General, CG, Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, over transformational leadership in the NSCDC. 

The group led by the Chairman, Comrade Clinton Uwandu and Secretary Comrade Roseline Ibeh, stated this to newsmen in Owerri. 

They gave their reason with reference to Audi’s notable achievements in the fight against economic saboteurs ravaging the oil sector and degrading the economy of the nation and its common wealth.

According to the group, “Audi  has provided a virile and transformational leadership for the NSCDC within the period of assumption of office as the 3rd substantive NSCDC CG, the progress and achievements of the Corps under Audi leadership has tremendously changed the narrative and has brought the Corps to its fulfillment if he is encouraged by all. In clear terms, the trend in which the NSCDC had risen from obscurity to become one of the most enviable security outfits under Audi’s leadership is rather worth applauding than condemning. 

“We have closely watched with kin observation the trajectory of successes and achievements of the NSCDC in the past years; the NSCDC whose establishment Act 2003 of the National Assembly empowers it to provide 24 hour surveillance for public and private property, maintain law and order was amended in 2007 where the functions of the Corps further strengthens it to bear arms and safeguard all Critical National Assets and Infrastructure which includes combating the activities of vandals and oil thieves and securing oil pipelines, protection of all government utilities, disaster mitigation and crisis management, training, supervision, licensing and regulations of the Private Guard Companies in the nation have on the overall perspective and assessment shown that the NSCDC has grown to become an elite organization of international standard and should be allowed to continue under the present Audi led administration.”

The group noted that with the trend of extraordinary transformation in the Corps occasioned by improved Staff welfare where backlog of Promotions and corresponding arrears of such were settled, the review of staff Insurance Scheme which provides succour to the Next of Kin of personnel who dies in the line of duty, training and retraining of officers and men with the massive arrests and prosecution of thousands of suspects who allegedly engaged in Crude oil theft and vandalism of oil pipelines in Rivers, Akwa Ibom, Imo, Cross River, Bayelsa and other States of the federation; subsequent arrests of Railway vandals, foiling of over 48 kidnap attempts of School Students and Teachers are very distinguishing and results oriented efforts of  CG.”

In furtherance, the group highlighted notable achievements made within CG’s assumption of office thus: “Creation of Civil Defence Academy in Jos, Plateau State, Creation of NSCDC Arms Squad Training School at Ugede Development Area, Nassarawa LGA of Nasarawa State. Creation of NSCDC Female Squad to aid in tackling kidnapping and other restiveness in  schools nationwide.   

“Creation of the NSCDC Special Mines Marshal to combat the menace of illegal mining in the country’s mining sector, Introduction of career progression courses for personnel of the NSCDC, 

Increase in the welfare packages of Corps’ personnel, massive acquisition of arms for NSCDC operational use. Purchase of mini fire fighting tankers for disaster management  in case of emergencies.”

Also the “Procurement of Armored Personnel Career [APC] vehicles for the NSCDC to use in fighting crime and criminalities in the country. Robust staff welfare and motivational packages for personnel of NSCDC through massive promotion, conversion, and upgrading, as well as provision of  staff welfare buses. Construction of official and residential buildings within and outside the NSCDC Headquarters. 

“Procurement of operational and office equipment’s. Destruction of over 350 illegal refineries in the Niger Delta region.

Arrest and prosecution of vandals in several courts of competent jurisdiction within the country, of which the conviction rates are equally the highest in the history of the NSCDC.”

“Arrest and recovery of critical assets and railway materials worth over 5 billion. Pioneer Initiator of the Save the School innovative program for the protection of vulnerable schools across the country. Creation of the Commandant General’s Special Intelligence Squad [CG’s SIS], which has made and is still making remarkable impact in the war against illegal bunkering, kidnapping, banditry, armed robbery among others maintaining effective collaborations with other security agencies, amongst others. Purchase of over 150 operational vehicles. 

“We hereby call on the Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo whose pedigree has revealed a matchless and undaunted support for the Renewed Hope Agenda of Mr President to continue to support the Commandant General and the corps for it to continue in achieving her corps mandate more.

We seek the government and all reputable stakeholders to continue to give the necessary backings and applause they have been given to the corps, till the fight against crime and criminalities and achieved,  so as to make the country a more peaceful home for all,” he said.

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