By Stanley Onyekwere
The FCT Minister, Malam Muhammad Musa Bello has charged the new FCT Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Mr. Mathias Ohiemi, to leverage on the achievements of his predecessor in the fight against crime and criminality in the Territory.
Malam Bello gave this charge when he received the new commandant on a courtesy visit to the FCTA, according to a statement from the Office of the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) in the FCTA.
While commending the outgoing commandant, Mr Patrick Ukpan, for his commitment and dedication to duty, the Minister pledged the continued support of the FCT Administration to the NSCDC.
He said: “One of the achievements of Mr. Ukpan is the fact that he has been a very committed member of the FCT Security Committee and almost all our interventions, be it a Task Force, in-house security meetings or other brainstorming security sessions he was always there.
Speaking to Mr. Ukpan, Malam Bello added: “On behalf of my colleagues in the FCTA, we wish you the best in your new assignment and we assure you also that we will give maximum support to the person taking over from you because at the end of the day, our objectives are all the same
The statement adds: “As he welcomed the new Commandant, the Minister assured him of a well-established Command which works in perfect synergy with other security agencies in the FCT.
“Also present to receive the new commandant were, the, Chief of Staff to the Minister, Malam Bashir Mai-Bornu, Executive Secretary, FCDA, Engr. Umar Gambo Jibrin, the Director Human Resource Management Dpartment, Malam Bashir Mohammed, Director Department of Security Services, of the FCTA, Mr. Adamu Gwary and other senior management staff of the FCTA”.