By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
The Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has graduated about 1, 500 officers from a three months arms training in preparations for the take off of the Agro-rangers, a special squad to end the herdsmen/farmers clashes in the country.
Meanwhile, the corps also yesterday in Abuja decorated about 3,953 officers recently promoted by the Board, out of which 2 were ACGs and 45 Deputy Commandant promoted to Commandants.
Speaking during the decoration ceremony, the Comptroller General of the Corps, Gana Muhammadu, said part of the newly trained officers were expected to be deployed to ensure the success of the Agro-rangers programme.
The CG said: “The staff welfare is my topmost priority which include training. Just last week Friday, 1,500 of our men graduated from a three months Arms traininng in preparation of the commencement of Agro-rangers and Solid Minerals protection.
“And part of which we also intend to deploy to Borno to join the earlier 3, 700 of our men posted to liberated areas in the North-east,” he said.
While urging the newly promoted officers to be dedicated to duties, the Gana said the federal government has given the corps additional tasks, “so you must not fail the federal government and the Board who ensure your promotion.”
While congratulating the staff on behalf of the Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, Secretary of the Board who stood in for the Minister, Bassey Emmanuel, tasked the promoted officers to live above expectations.
He said “promotion is a privilege because you may meet all the criteria but no vacancy for you. So, for those of you who are promoted it is recognition from the authority. So, you must not let the authority down. Your CG has recommended you.
“This Board which I am a member will ensue that highest standard are met. Now with your promotion you must continue to work harder except you are not aspire to go higher. Again, you must be loyal to your organisation to the system, to the nation and all those that have been placed above you.”