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Monday, 10 December 2018

NSCDC clamour support for fallen heroes, collaborates with DIC

The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu played host to representative of the Minister of Defence, Dan-Mansur-Ali at the Corps National Headquarters Abuja where he was decorated with the Fallen Heroes Emblem. The Corps Chief Executive reiterated the need to give support to the families of Fallen Heroes considering the ultimate sacrifice paid with their lives in ensuring the unity of Nigeria.
He charged members of the public,private individuals, corporate organisations amongst others, to always remember the gallant soldiers who put their lives on the line to defend the territorial integrity of the nation. That, every citizen of this country, both old and youth, owe it as obligation to cater for the families this fallen heroes left behind and no amount can be too much for their welfare. He therefore gave assurance that the Corps at the Headquarters will support the cause of the Fallen Heroes and thereby give directives to the State Commandants to follow suite.
The Secretary of 2019 organising Committee, Armed Forces Remembrance Day, Major Issa Abdulhamid Jawondo on behalf of the Minister appreciated the Commandant General and the Corps for the support in the previous years as well as in 2018.
Major Jawondo who decorated Gana stressed that the directive to move round to decorate Chief Executives and seek for support in raising funds to assist families of the Fallen Heroes is from the Presidency through the Minister of Defence. He stated that the funds raised have been on school fees and resettlement of families of the Fallen Heroes.
In the same vein, the Commandant General received students of Basic Intelligence Course 11/2018 of the Defence Intelligence College on study tour to the Corps Headquarters. According to the Commandant of the College, Navy Commodore AM Ibrahim, the visit was necessitated by the role and contributions of the Corps as a principal stakeholder to National Security. Especially with regards to proffering solution to the various challenges such as kidnaping, illegal bunkery, vandalism, insurgency among others.
The visit, he noted was to avail the students opportunity of knowing more about the mandate of the Corps, its activities and the application of unequalled strategy to combat security challenges in both short and long run.
While briefing the students and the directing staff, Gana stressed on the core mandate of the Corps as protection of Critical Infrastructure and National Assets, Disaster Management and the repositioning of the Private Guards Industry in assisting to Police the Nation. He emphasised on the issue of porous borders, the high level of drug intake by women and youths especially in the North and charged the students to be more proactive in tackling these issues as intelligence Officers.
He re-echoed that NSCDC as a grass root organisation, has put in place a lot of mechanisms to checkmate insecurity in the country.
While eulogising the Chief of Naval Staff for his continuous assistance to the Corps by handing over of suspected vandals for prosecution, he noted that the Corps has set up Command and Control Centre to monitor the activities of vandals, oil thieves and illegal bunkery in the South-South and will replicate same for other zones especially the North-East to fight insurgency.
He informed the team of the commencement of the training of 5000 personnel designated for Agro-Rangers assignment in Katsina for the protection of the proposed ranches and Agro-Allied investment.
The Commandant of the Defence Intelligence College, upon the request by the Commandant General, assured him of training of the Corps personnel on intelligence which is key to the success of any security operation.

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