By Tobias Lengnan Dapam
Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has urged the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr Ahmed Audi, to ensure more infrastructural development in the corps.
He also urged him to brace up for the challenges ahead of him.
Speaking on Tuesday, at the Corps headquarters in Sauka, Abuja, to mark the Commandant General’s maiden conference and 100 days in office, the minister who was represented by Dr Funsho Alabi, commended the CG for his feats so far, but, equally reminded him that much is expected of him.
“The country requires dedication and commitment from you, especially at a time like this when series of security challenges are bedeviling the country.
“We shall continue to support you towards the realization of the Corps mandate. You are urged to improve on the administrative, infrastructure and capacity development of the Corps,” the Minister added.
On his part, Audi maintained that since his assumption of office earlier this year, his administration has been promoting developmental agenda in its avowed commitment to good governance, transparency, accountability, fair, equity, inclusiveness and so on, by carrying everyone along in the day to day operations of the Corps.
According to the CG; “We are on board this ship together, with me as the Captain. This ship must not sink or hit the rock. It must sail successfully to its destination.”
The NSCDC boss stated that staff welfare is one of the major focus of his administration, as this is very paramount towards the realization of the Corps mandate. He maintained that he has also set machinery in motion by correcting the observed anomalies in NSCDC’s promotion processes which has been the norm over the years, while efforts are at advanced stage to settle backlog of salary arrears which has accumulated over the years.
Dr Audi, while reeling out some of the notable achievements of the Corps since 1st March 2021, when he assumed office, pointed to out the establishment of the NSCDC Female Squad, building a strong working relationship and collaboration with other sister agencies in fighting crime.