Assistant Commandant General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC In-Charge of Zone K Akwa, ACG Felix Oke has admonished senior officers of the Corps to always lecture officers and men under their watch to key into the Commandant General’s vision to revamp, rejig, restructure and reposition the Corps for a better service delivery and shun all forms of corrupt practices, extortion, illegal duties, misuse of firearms, among others.
In a press statement e-signed and released to the National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP by the Anambra State Command’s Spokesperson, DSC Okadigbo Edwin stated that, “The Assistant Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Zone K, Awka, ACG Felix Oke has called on members of the public to cooperate and support the NSCDC in actualizing the Corps’ mandate on the Protection of Critical National Assets and Infrastructure, Safeguarding of Pipelines against Vandalism, Licencing, Monitoring and Training of Private Guard Companies and intervention in the management of Crisis and Disaster.”
According to Okadigbo, “Mr. Oke stated this today March 15, 2022 in his opening address while declaring open a one- day Capacity Building Seminar for all the Area Commanders and Divisional Officers within the Zone at the Zone K Headquarters, Awka, Anambra State.”
“According to him, the competence- building seminar apart from broadening and sharpening participants with skills necessary for effective discharge of their duties, also seeks to enhance their capacity to diligently deliver on Corps’ mandate.”
ACG Oke reaffirmed that the vision and mission of the current Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps , Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi mni, were anchored on foresight and proactive approach in addressing current internal security threats and evolving pathways of crime dynamics in the country.
“The activities of the Boko Haram insurgency, kidnapping and banditry are gradually crippling the economy of the nation while thousands of Nigerians have lost their lives. In the south east states where we are; the activities of the Unknown gunmen is on the increase, we need therefore to dwell extensively on intelligence gathering” he said.
He charged officers to have firm control of their respective jurisdiction, warning that any Area Commander, or Divisional Officer who is found guilty of dereliction of duty would be promptly sanctioned.
The ACG admonished them to always lecture officers and men under their watch to key into the CGs’ vision to revamp, rejig, restructure and reposition the Corps for a better service delivery and shun all forms of corrupt practices, extortion, illegal duties, misuse of firearms, among others.
Mr. Oke who is in charge of Anambra and Enugu States tasked them to identify black spots within the states through credible intelligence with a view to putting an end to criminality within the states.
The Zonal Commander encouraged them to practice visibility patrol as a way of boosting the confidence of the populace in the Corps and ensure harmony within their domains stressing in unequivocal terms that crimes and criminality within the two states must become a thing of the past, hence officers and men need to be alive to their responsibility of curtailing the ugly trend.
Mr. Oke urged residents of the Zone to be law abiding and endeavour to report any issue regarding threat to peace in their environment to the nearest NSCDC formation as operatives of the Corps in synergy with sister agencies would not rest on their oars.