Group can­vasses sup­port for Civil De­fence

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Nu­rudeen Oye­wole, La­gos

A civil so­ci­ety group, Coali­tion of Civil So­ci­eties and Me­dia Ex­ec­u­tives for Good Gov­er­nance in Nige­ria (COCMECG) yes­ter­day called on Nige­ri­ans to sup­port the Nige­rian Se­cu­rity and Civil De­fence Corps.

In a state­ment by its ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor, Omoba Ken­neth Aig­beg­bele, the group said the NSCDC had de­ployed of­fi­cers to se­cure schools in the north­east re­gion.

He said the corps had also de­ployed of­fi­cers to pro­vide and pro­tect phys­i­cal se­cu­rity for agroal­lied in­vest­ments both do­mes­tic and in­ter­na­tional and the pro­posed cat­tle ranches across the coun­try.

He said the NSCDC had greatly re­duced threats and all forms of dis­as­ter in­ci­dence across the coun­try through its pro­fes­sional in­tel­li­gence gath­er­ing mech­a­nism man­power de­vel­op­ment.

“There is rapid im­prove­ment in dis­as­ter man­age­ment as first re­spon­ders to dis­as­ter oc­cur­rence and con­trol which has helped the coun­try to curb the high in­ci­dence of dis­as­ters and other se­cu­rity chal­lenges. and We are en­cour­aged by Ab­dul­lahi Gana Muham­madu’s lead­er­ship style and more im­por­tantly, his re­mark­able and self­less cam­paign on dis­as­ter man­age­ment, search and res­cue, re­ha­bil­i­ta­tion, rein­te­gra­tion, mit­i­ga­tion and the pro­tec­tion of key na­tional as­sets and in­fra­struc­ture across the coun­try,” he said.

Aig­beg­bele also ap­plauded the su­per­vi­sory role of the Min­is­ter of In­te­rior, Ab­dul­rah­man Dam­bazua, which, ac­cord­ing to him, has be­come a pro­pel­ler of change that has the mas­ter plan for the proac­tive re­sults so far achieved.

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