By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has identified synergy as a veritable tool in curbing all forms of disaster and insecurity in the country.
The NSCDC boss, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu stated this yesterday at the headquarters of the corps in Abuja, during an event to mark the International Civil Defence Day.
Represented by Deputy Commandant General, Nathaniel Ubong, the CG said the essence of the celebration was to bring to the attention of the world public the vital importance of civil protection and of raising the awareness of the
preparedness for prevention and self-protection measures in the event of accidents or disasters.
“The celebration is also important to enlighten people on the need to ensure security in their homes. Every home needs to be protected and we must continue to work together to ensure safety for people in homes and outside homes”.
He said “the Corps is a major stakeholder in Disaster Management in the country; and we work in collaboration with NEMA Fire Service, FRSC, Police and other
emergency responders. We will continue to improve the synergy and collaboration so as to enhance the coordination efficiency of the service deliverables.
The NSCDC boss said the event this year themed; “Civil Defence and a First Aider in Every Home” underscores
the indispensable role of the agency interface with the general public in the homes, offices and public places.
On the security challenges in the country, he said only synergy amongst sister agencies could help combat the various security challenges.
He urged members of the public to always volunteer information to the security personnel on movement of criminal elements within their environments.