DFIPB Promotes 39 NSCDC Officers




The recent promotions of 39 senior officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) by the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB) from the rank of Deputy Commandants to Commandants level including the promotion of other ranks and file is  a good step in the right direction, says Nigerians who applauded the development.

 Others who reacted to the exercise noted that it  will enhance not only the staff morale but boost their loyalty to the nation and awaken their sense of purpose, patriotism, direction and responsibilities

The NSCDC Commandant-General Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu said during the promotion exercise that, “Those promoted deserved their elevation,  apart from doing well in the examinations, other factors such as federal character and the availability of vacancies were taken into consideration during the promotional exercise''

He charged the promoted officers to brace up for more responsibilities, adding that they must contribute their quota in tackling the rising wave of insecurity and must be loyal to the nation at all times’’.

Commenting on the exercise,  the spokesperson to the President, Mr. Femi Adesina, eulogized the NSCDC leadership for their commitment to the security of lives and property. “This is the kind of Nigeria we deserve,  where things are done on merit and I want to commend the CG and recommends that he continues in this pattern''

Equally reacting, Executive Director, Research, of the Centre for Media Advocacy (CMA), Com. Sule Inuwa and Com. Dennis Esumobi, Head of Media respectively,  applauded and commended the NSCDC boss, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, for what they described as a  laudable initiative to boost the morale of personnel of the Corps  in tackling vandalism, criminal elements and insurgency head-on across the length and breadth of the country. The CMA affirmed that the promotions across board will not only increase the espirit-de-corps of the rank and file but will also build the passion for the job and self-less service to the country, including giving their all whenever they are called upon. They emphasized that the promotion will boost staff morale, enhanced motivation and productivity as well as the welfare of officers and men taken into cognizance that a happy workforce will produce greater productivity and efficiency in all ramifications.

Accordingly, CMA reiterated that the high numbers of vandals, kidnappers and bandits that have been arrested and recorded these past few months are due to the new sense of direction and belonging given to the corps as a result of the proactive steps taken by management.  They also commended the top echelon of the NSCDC for the current psychological profiling of officers and their mental wellbeing presently taking place across the country to ascertain their sense of combat and mental readiness including the forensic assessment test carried out so as to cope with the respective task ahead. No doubt according to CMA, this novel initiative should be encouraged and implemented by all and sundry. So as to prevent any untold occurrences within the security architecture, as the mental stability of personnel is very paramount in carrying out their respective

At the ceremony, a federal commissioner in the board, Mr. Ado Jafar affirmed that discipline and loyalty also played a role in the promotion exercise, insisting that “You cannot command a unit if you are not a disciplined officer and commended the CG for his vision and blueprint for the NSCDC”

Responding on behalf of the promoted officers, David Bille thanked the government for their elevation, asking that they will exceed all expectations in their new roles assigned to them
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