By Sode Mohammed
No flawless human in the entire universe thus, there is nothing like being perfect but those around Mohammed Gana, the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC knew that he is a near perfect individual.
From time immemorial, it’s difficult to come across an individual who is always ready to support people irrespective of their background, religious and tribal affliction.
He is a thoroughbred professional who places national interest above personal considerations.
Although, Mohammed Gana has tried to live a very quiet life but as the saying goes “A golden fish has no hiding place”. Therefore, his achievement as a gallant officer has kept him on the limelight.
Saying that he has transformed the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps since assuming office on the 17th of July 2015 is an understatement considering the plethora of successes he has achieved which is getting commendation from all and sundry. There is no doubt that he succeeded where others have failed. He has put smiles on the faces of officers and men of the Corps.
Majority of his closed associates described him as an astute Administrator par excellence with no penchant for material wealth. Instead, he is always ready to sacrifice a lot for the benefit of many, reason why the yearly promotion exercise that was hitherto nonexistent became a recurring decimal under his stewardship.
CG Mohammed Gana since assumption of duty has built fourteen new state commands in addition to the erection of the state of the art hospital at the national headquarters of the NSCDC.
The Civil Defence Boss also purchased and distributed Patrol Vehicles and Motorcycles to all the Commands of the Corps Nationwide. In fact, that of Bida Niger State was received amidst jubilation after the Council Chairman of the Area; Alhaji Suleiman Sheshi joined the euphoria.
As if that was not enough, CG Mohammed Gana who recently birthed the agro Rangers for protection of Farmers and Herders ensured the completion and movement of the NSCDC National Headquarters to the permanent site at airport Road Abuja.
His exemplary leadership attributes and camaraderie has led to synergy with sister agencies culminating in the deployment of personnel of the Corps to protect correctional facilities across the Nation.
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps under the current leadership has also been saddled with greater responsibilities more than ever especially in combating insurgency, banditry, cattle rustling and a host other criminal activities.
The hallmark of a steady democracy lies on a formidable security and that is exactly what the Civil Defence Corps being led by CG Mohammed Gana has provided over the years.
This is because he has so far done his job diligently.
The current Boss of the NSCDC has been able strictly devote his time entirely to the service of humanity.
It is unequivocally clear that Mohammed Gana is a resolute security Chief with passion for the job based on the decisions he has taken since clinching the mantle of leadership.
He has mentored a number of people from the scratch bringing them to limelight to attain their potentials and goals in life.
To him, skepticism has no place in the mind of any erudite being thus: he sees possibility in every task assigned to him.
As a result of his ingenuity, uprightness and open-mindedness among other sterling qualities Mohammed Gana is endowed with, he has been able to instill a culture of discipline among officers and men of the corps.
As a team player, division of labour has been one of the secret to his success because he always give the staff forum to work as a group for the purpose of collective responsibility.
No doubt, Mohammed Gana, a rare gem and force to reckon with at all times has continued to transform the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC on daily basis.
All he needs is more support from all and sundry for the NSCDC to effectively deliver on its statutory mandate.
Sode Mohammed, a Public Affairs Analyst writes in from Niger State.