April 22, 2024

Minister tasks NSCDC personnel in A’Ibom on integrity, professionalism

Minister tasks NSCDC personnel in A'Ibom on integrity, professionalism

Akpan Umoh, Uyo

The Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-ojo has charged 34 recruited personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, (NSCDC), 2022 batch to uphold integrity and professionalism in the discharge of their duties.

Tunji-ojo said this during an event marking International Civil Defence Day, the Groundbreaking ceremony of the Akwa Ibom Command of NSCDC and the Passing out Parade of the personnel in Uyo.

Tunji-Ojo, who was represented by his Special Assistant on Strategy and Communication, Mr Uwakmfon Michael, urged the personnel to take full responsibility for protecting government critical assets against vandalism.

“To all men and women who are passing out today, I send my congratulations to you all.

“As you embark on this great journey of serving our nation under the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), serve with integrity and unwavering commitment to maintaining peace,” Tunji-Ojo said.

In his remarks, the Commandant General of NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Audi, thanked the Nigerian Army for training the newly recruited personnel.

Audi, who was represented by the Deputy Commandant General, Technical Services, Mr Zakari Ningi said that the International Civil Defence Day was being marked by 16 member countries across the world.

The commandant general added that the day was meant to remember all the heroes who paid the supreme sacrifices in serving humanity.

He commended Gov. Umo Eno of Akwa Ibom State for donating land and outright payment of all compensations for the construction of the NSCDC Command Base in the state.

In his remark, Eno commended NSCDC for their cooperation in sharing intelligence with other security agencies for the protection of the state.

The governor, who was represented by his Deputy, Sen. Akon Eyakenyi, said that the Corps has over the years worked diligently and consciously to emerge as the critical national institute in the country.

“I consider it fitting to join all other Nigerians in extending my goodwill to the Commandant General and all other personnel of the NSCDC  for their International Day celebration.

“The NSCDC has proven its mettle in the management of our internal security and its engagement with the civil populace,” Eno said.

The governor, who donated N20 million naira for the construction of the command base, urged the agency to comply with building regulations.

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