The Commandant General (CG), of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has congratulated President Muhammadu Buhari and all Nigerians across the globe for crossing over successfully to 2023.
He stated that although, 2022, came with its own security challenges government’s efforts in stemming the tide of insecurity and ensuring the security of the lives and property of citizens were commendable and could be reinforced in the new year.
Audi commended officers and men of the Corps for their patriotic zeal in always defending the mandates of the Corps which brought about lots of achievements in the outgone year.
Audi said: “The Corps is blessed with crops of officers and men that are loyal and dedicated to service. I am very happy with them all because the milestone we have achieved in the last 21 months could not have been possible without them. I want to task my personnel to remain committed, shun all negative vices, and rededicate their loyalty to the service of our fatherland. Let me warn others who may be nursing mischievous ideas in their heads to find their way out of the system because the Corps will not condone any form of indiscipline, criminalities, or activities against public interest and the image of the organisation.”
He further charged personnel to sustain the tempo of professionalism especially as the nation enters an election year, reminding them of the need to remain acquainted with the new electoral laws and guidelines, the Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) and the Code of Ethics of the Corps.
He added: “I charge you not to let down your guards but stay focused on your given assignment of ensuring our nation’s survival this election year. Try as much as possible to remain apolitical by not getting involved in partisan politics as anyone caught will bear his or her father’s name on the day of reckoning.”
The CG asserted that the onus was on personnel to offer the best of service in keeping Nigeria safe and protecting critical national assets and infrastructure from vandals and economic saboteurs.
He added that year 2023 marks a turning point in the history of Nigeria as it ushers in a new political dispensation that will oversee the affairs of the country for the next four years.
He assures of the Corps’ commitment to supporting the electioneering process by ensuring the security of sensitive and non-sensitive INEC materials and assets.
Audi hinted that on his order, State Commandants have deployed officers and men to protect INEC offices Nationwide against arsonists’ attacks.
He assures that 2023 general elections will not only be free and fair but would be conducted in a peaceful atmosphere as NSCDC in collaboration with other security agencies has mapped out strategies and are ready to guarantee the security of the electorates by confronting criminals head-on.
He called on officers and men of the Corps to activate renewed zeal and vigour that will sustain the tempo of acceptance the Corps is enjoying among citizens today through avoidance of anything that will earn the service bad reputation.
He charged them to keep defending the mandates of the Corps at all time as the government’s expectations is huge regarding internal security and protection of critical infrastructure and national assets, which the survival of the populace depends upon.
The CG assured officers and men that year 2023 will usher in more opportunities for the Corps’ management under his leadership to promote staff welfare in all ramifications by reviewing the activities of last year and making adjustments where necessary in order to continue putting smiles on the faces of personnel to motivate them in meeting the targets set by the government for the Corps.BEWARE All Rights Reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or part without prior express written permission from Juliana Francis