AMAC marshal corps is service driven – Candido
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.