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Nigerian Army to train NSCDC officers

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By Abraham Adekunle

Army general assures the Corps of providing enhanced support.

Major General Hassan Taiwo Dada, the General Officer Commanding (GOC) 82 Division Nigerian Army and Commander Joint Task Force Operation UDO KA II, has given his word to the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) about providing much-needed support for the training and retraining of its officers. This collaboration aims to amplify the effectiveness of NSCDC operations. During a courteous visit to his office at the 82 Division Nigerian Army in Enugu, the GOC, while in an audience with Solomon Iyamu, the Assistant Commandant General of Zone K Awka, which includes Anambra and Enugu States, provided reassurance.

A press release from the Anambra State Command of the NSCDC, signed by its Public Relations Officer, DSC Edwin Okadigbo, conveyed General Dada’s immense pleasure in welcoming the Assistant Commandant General (ACG). He emphasized that these reciprocal visits offer an invaluable chance for both organisations to share thoughts and perspectives, ultimately resulting in advantageous outcomes for all parties involved. “I want to thank you for checking up on us,” he said, reiterating that their request regarding training and retraining has been acknowledged. He further said that they can be trusted to fulfil all your demands to enhance your operational effectiveness. This will contribute to strengthening the bonds and cooperation between the Nigerian Army and the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps.

All security agencies must take the responsibility to secure Nigeria.

The GOC implored the ACG to effectively transmit the concept of harmonious cooperation to his subordinates, emphasizing the importance of collaboration over discord and competition among security agencies in order to promptly prevent any criminal activities. The Assistant Commandant General is committed to working in collaboration and harmony with the Army to create a serene and peaceful atmosphere in the region under his jurisdiction. The GOC was given an absolute guarantee that his unwavering dedication to safeguarding lives, property, and crucial national assets owned by the Federal, State, and Local governments within the Zone would persist.

“It is my pleasure to be in your Division to introduce myself and to solicit for your support as partners in progress,” he remarked. He emphasized that the responsibility of maintaining security cannot rest solely on one organisation, regardless of their level of preparedness. Therefore, there is a crucial requirement for all security agencies to collectively assume the responsibility. He expressed his intention to further enhance the existing strong affiliation between NSCDC and the Nigerian Army. Seeking to broaden their collaboration, he emphasized the importance of exchanging crucial information, conducting training sessions, and engaging in any other field of mutual benefit.

History of the NSCDC since the Fourth Republic.

According to the Ministry of Interior, Act 3 of 2003 birthed the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), an institution laden with diverse security duties. However, in 2007, an amendment was made to this Act, granting the Corps even greater power and authority to enhance their efficiency in providing services. Operating within the realms of this Act, the Corps has diligently executed its obligations, leaving an indelible mark on the field of security. It is important to note that these commendable achievements were attained despite the limited resources at their disposal during the period in review.

Also, the NSCDC plays a crucial role in safeguarding lives and properties, with one of its main responsibilities being the protection of pipelines from vandalism. Additionally, the agency actively participates in resolving crises. As its importance is increasingly recognized, numerous states prioritize collaboration with the NSCDC to maintain optimal security levels. The Corps possesses the authority to initiate legal actions under the guidance of the Attorney General, as outlined in the constitution, against individuals believed to have engaged in wrongdoing.

Established in 1967 and morphed into the Corps in 1970.

Additionally, they are permitted to establish an armed team to carry firearms and perform other tasks that fortify the corps’ ability to carry out its mandated responsibilities. In May 1967, amidst the Nigerian Civil War, an entity called the Lagos Civil Defence Committee was established within the former Federal Capital Territory of Lagos. Its primary objective was to promote awareness and safeguard the civilian population. This marked the inception of what is now recognized as the NSCDC, which emerged in 1970.


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AN-Toni
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3 months ago

Nigerian Army to train NSCDC officers. – Army general assures the Corps of providing enhanced support. – Express your point of view.

SarahDiv
Member
3 months ago

The collaboration between the Nigerian Army and the NSCDC reflects a commitment to enhance the effectiveness of security operations. The GOC’s assurance of support and emphasis on cooperation between agencies is pivotal for safeguarding lives and national assets. The history of NSCDC’s evolution highlights its significant role in security, especially in protecting pipelines and resolving crises. This collaborative effort aims to further strengthen the bonds between these key security organizations, contributing to a more secure environment in the region.

Kazeem1
Member
3 months ago

I commend the Nigerian Army’s and NSCDC’s combined efforts. Security cooperation must be strengthened for our common well-being and the preservation of national assets.The dedication to training together promotes a safer atmosphere.

Taiwo
Member
3 months ago

NSCDC officers will receive training from the Nigerian Army. The Corps will receive improved support, an Army commander promises. An indication of a commitment to enhancing the effectiveness of security operations is the Army’s training of NSCDC officers through cooperation with the NSCDC. Preserving people and the country resources requires the GOC’s help pledge and a focus on agency coordination.

Adeoye Adegoke
Member
3 months ago

That’s great news! The Nigerian Army training NSCDC officers shows a strong collaboration between the two security forces. It’s wonderful to see the Army providing enhanced support to the Corps. This joint effort will undoubtedly strengthen the capabilities and effectiveness of the NSCDC in fulfilling their vital role in maintaining peace and security in Nigeria.
Training plays a crucial role in equipping security personnel with the necessary skills, knowledge, and expertise to carry out their duties effectively. By receiving training from the Nigerian Army, NSCDC officers will benefit from the Army’s vast experience and expertise in various areas of security operations. This collaboration will enhance the professionalism and effectiveness of the NSCDC in safeguarding lives and properties across the country.
Moreover, this partnership between the Nigerian Army and NSCDC demonstrates the importance of interagency cooperation in addressing security challenges. By working together, different security forces can pool their resources, share best practices, and coordinate their efforts to ensure a more comprehensive and coordinated approach to security.
I’m glad to see this collaboration between the Nigerian Army and NSCDC. It’s a positive step towards enhancing security and maintaining peace in Nigeria. Let’s continue to support and encourage such partnerships that strengthen our security forces and contribute to the overall well-being of our nation. 🇳🇬🤝💪🏽