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High Expectations As NSCDC CG Inducts Newly Trained Incident Commanders


The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr Ahmed Audi, has inducted newly trained commanders of the corps tasked with the responsibility of responding to citizens’ needs during emergencies, especially in cases of accidents.

The corps said the commanders were trained as part of measures to uphold the Corps’ statutory responsibilities of ensuring safety, and security and providing succour to citizens during emergencies.

Audi said they were the first to be trained for the onerous task, noting that their performance would be monitored for improvement and further developments.

Speaking at the event which was held at the national headquarters of the Corps in Sauka, Abuja, Audi said training and re-training of personnel is necessary for effective performance and career development.

He added that the incident commanders have been trained for immediate and timely response to crises and emergencies.

Represented by the Deputy Commandant General Technical Services Directorate; DCG Ibrahim Zakari Ningi, the NSCDC boss reiterated that training and manpower development are prioritized under the present administration and would continue to enhance effective service delivery.

“The world is advancing technologically and the Corps is doing her possible best to upscale the skills of personnel to be at par with international best practices”, he said.

While congratulating the graduands for their endurance and resilience throughout the training period; he further charged them to continue on the part of excellence, professionalism and implicit adherence to the Corps’ ethical standard.

“Let me on this note urge you to embrace this maiden opportunity with humility and a sense of responsibility; remember to whom much is given much more is expected

“It is pertinent that you always act in the best interest of the people you were called to serve and uphold the values of the Corps with pride, humility and credibility, the CG said.

Speaking at the event, the international coordinator of the International Crisis Response Course, Commandant Akpan Edike said the training initiative was borne out of the Commandant General’s passion for Personnel capacity building which began in 2021 on a virtual platform, adding that over 11,000 officers are currently learning and graduating from the platform.

The coordinator added that the granduants have successfully passed 10 courses which were drawn from a wide range of specialised areas such as protection and assistance against chemical warfare agents, prevention and countering violent extremism through non-kinetic approaches, paramedics and disaster management, flood mitigation, and management, drone piloting and management amongst others.

Commandant Edike also acknowledged the collaborating institutions for Course Certification such as the Prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife Osun state, the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, and the International Crisis Response Institute.

Credit: thenationonlineng.net

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