April 22, 2024

New NSCDC commandant assumes duty in A’Ibom

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New NSCDC commandant assumes duty in A’Ibom

Akpan Umoh, Uyo

Mr Adam Imam, the 14th State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Akwa Ibom Command, has assumed duty.

According to a statement issued by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr Friday Ekerete, in Uyo and made available to newsmen on Tuesday, Ekerete noted that Imam took over from Suleiman Mafara who has been redeployed to National Headquarters, Abuja.

He added the new state Commandant has worked in different NSCDC commands across the country, before being posted to Akwa Ibom.

He said that Imam holds a PhD in International Relations from Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma and was ready to reposition the command to ensure effective service delivery.

“Akwa Ibom State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has received a new state commandant. He is Commandant Adam Yusuf Imam PhD.

“He takes over from Commandant Suleiman Ibrahim Mafara who has been redeployed to NSCDC National Headquarters, Abuja,” Ekerete said.

According to him, the commandant after taking over briefed officers of the command and solicited their support to actualise the mandate of the Corps as enshrined in the NSCDC Act 2003 and 2007 as amended.

Ekerete said the commandant commended his predecessor for his valuable contributions and service to the growth of the command and pledged to bring fresh zeal and vigour to actualising the mandates of the corps.

He quoted the commandant saying, “I am here to carry out the mandates of the corps as enshrined in the NSCDC Act 2003 and 2007 (Amendment Act). I cannot do it alone.

“So, I need your support to succeed and justify the confidence reposed on us by the Federal Government and Nigerians.”

He said that the new state commandant has promised to work in collaboration with Government and other security agencies in the state to ensure adequate protection of government critical infrastructure.

He appealed for useful information and support from members of the public concerning crimes and criminalities to enable the command to deliver on its mandate.

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