Civil Defence to Recruit more 10,000 Personnel
The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Abdullahi Muhammadu Gana has requested for additional 10,000 personnel to be recruited into the service.
According to a statement from the corps spokesman Emmanuel Okeh, Gana made the remark after the decoration of 10 senior officers promoted from the rank of Commandant to Assistant Commandant General at the Civil Defence Academy, Abuja.
Gana explained that the additional personnel is " in order to meet up with the demands from different Ministries, Department and Agencies of government seeking for deployment of the Corps personnel."
The CG clarified that the promotion of the officers was purely on merit, therefore they must justify the confidence given to them.
Gana also posited that, with the demand from Ministry of Agriculture, the Corps is expected to provide 6,000 personnel to protect the proposed 200 cattle ranches in order to curtail the incessant crisis between the Fulani herdsmen and Farmers.
He encouraged personnel to be patient as the management is working towards ensuring payment of their shift arrears, election allowances as soon as fund is made available by the Government and not to join rumour mongers speculating that their money was embezzled.