By Tobias Lengnan Dapam

The Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abubakar Audi, has charged personnel of the corps to be ruthless to attackers of Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS).

Speaking yesterday during the 3rd Commandant General’s conference in Abuja, Audi charged State Commandants to step up and ensure adequate security in various Correctional Service.

“Recently, the Honourable Minister of Interior further charged the Corps to effectively collaborate and synergize with the Nigeria Correctional Service to effectively secure our Custodial Centres across the country against marauding hoodlums who have suddenly focused their attention on attacking these centres in a bid to embarrass the Government.

“This is an additional responsibility which must be carried out to the latter.
I therefore charge you all to ensure full implementation and compliance as you return to your various formations.

“You are expected to liaise with the Controllers of Corrections in your various states to workout modalities to effectively synergize to provide additional security to complement the security arrangements already on ground at the various Custodial Centres. You will be adequately briefed and furnished with the list of the Custodial Centres located within your State before the end of this program.

“At the last conference, I gave a specific charge and tasked the various Directorates, Zonal and State Commands to redouble their efforts and step up their operational activities to effectively deliver on the Corps mandate and to secure and safeguard the Nation’s Critical National Assets and Infrastructure while at the same time ensure effective synergy with the Military and other Sister Security Agencies to end the spate of insecurity in the country for peace and socio economic development.”

He said “the conference provides us the opportunity to appraise our journey so far and assess the performances of each Directorate, Zonal and State Commands in the outgoing year. Let me recall and reiterate my earlier statement to State Commandants that your Command’s performance will be a determining factor to justify your continued stay on that seat as State Commandant.

“I therefore hope you have all put together highlights of your activities, achievements, challenges for the outgoing year and your suggestion on the way forward for an enhanced and improved performance in the coming year.”

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