AMAC mar­shal corps is ser­vice driven – Can­dido

Daily Trust - - BUSINESS - By Taiwo Adeniyi

The chair­man of the Abuja Mu­nic­i­pal Area Coun­cil (AMAC), Ab­dul­lahi Adamu Can­dido, said the coun­cil’s Mar­shal Corps is purely to ren­der ser­vice and boost in­ter­nally gen­er­ated rev­enue.

Can­dido who made this known at the flag off of a three weeks’ train­ing for 150 mar­shal corps, said the train­ing would fast track the smooth take off of the coun­cil’s se­cu­rity out­fit.

“We never en­vis­aged this process to witch hunt any­body; we don’t have that in mind. Our di­rect think­ing is just how to de­liver good ser­vice to the peo­ple of AMAC. Who­ever has a thought that he is go­ing to be witch hunted it is his own imag­i­na­tion; we don’t have that,” he said.

The chair­man said the mar­shal corps were al­ready reg­is­tered with the ap­pro­pri­ate author­i­ties and would boost the coun­cil’s in­ter­nally gen­er­ated rev­enue base and urged them to abide by the val­ues and prin­ci­ples of the corps.

“What we are do­ing is in line with the coun­try’s quest for eco­nomic di­ver­si­fi­ca­tion to en­hance our dwin­dling rev­enue. Apart from rais­ing our rev­enue pro­file, this ven­ture will help in job cre­ation for our teem­ing job­less youth in the coun­cil as well as com­ple­ment the work­force of the ex­ist­ing se­cu­rity out­fit,” he said.

The Mar­shal Gen­eral of the Mar­shal Corps, Kasimu Chicha, said the mar­shals would co­op­er­ate with other se­cu­rity agen­cies to solve delin­quency in the so­ci­ety.

“We are ru­ral peo­ple and this is a lo­cal gov­ern­ment project as such we will get down to the grass­roots,” he said.

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