By Tobias Lengnan Dapam

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Commandant, Olusola Odumosu has warned the 532 new graduands of the command against act of indiscipline.

Odumosu gave the warning on Thursday in Abuja, during the passing out parade of the newly recruited officers who completed their six months training at the FCT headquarters.

“Be warned that this is a regimented organization with zero tolerance for any acts of indiscipline. Here there is no unionism, no activism, and no aluta continua. Respect for and regard for seniority is mandatory irrespective of age and size.

“Let me quickly let you know that your being confirmed as staff of NSCDC does not imply that you have arrived. You must shun bribery and other forms of corrupt practices. It is on record that those who have engaged themselves in unwholesome practices as a short cut to making wealth found themselves in taking the shorter and ignominious route out of the corps. To be forewarned is to be forearmed.

“One last warning. In fact you cannot receive enough warnings as far as this job you have found yourself is concerned. You have been trained in weapons handling. This is one aspect of your job that you have to tread with utmost caution.”

He said the NSCDC, does not condone accidental discharge. “Once you find yourself holding a weapon, rules of engagement must continually sound in your head. Your rifle is as safe as you want it to be.”

The commandant also them to maintain high level of discipline, professionalism and competence in the discharge of their duties.

“Your uniform and weapon must not be used to intimidate or harass any citizens. Please respect the fundamental human rights of all Nigerians and always be guarded by our watchword “Humility and Integrity in Service delivery”.
“In conclusion, I want to remind you that work has started and you have to justify the confidence of the management who found you worthy to be recruited, and your family members who prayed for you to get this job.”

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