The Commandant General of the of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Audi has promised to work in consonance with officers and men of the Nigeria Correctional Service to the end jailbreak in the country.
Speaking at the Opening of the 3rd Commandant General’s Conference of the NSCDC, Audi disclosed that recently, the Minister of Interior charged the Corps to effectively collaborate and synergize with the Nigeria Correctional Service to effectively secure our Custodial Centres across the country against marauding hoodlums who have suddenly focused their attention on attacking these centres in a bid to embarrass the government.
He said: “This is an additional responsibility which must be carried out to the latter. I therefore charge you all to ensure full implementation and compliance as you return to your various formations.
“You are expected to liaise with the Controllers of Corrections in your various states to workout modalities to effectively synergize to provide additional security to complement the security arrangements already on ground at the various Custodial Centres.”
He told the officers that: “You will be adequately briefed and furnished with the list of the Custodial Centres located within your State before the end of this programme.”
He reminded the officers that: “At the last conference, I gave a specific charge and tasked the various Directorates, Zonal and State Commands to redouble their efforts and step up their operational activities to effectively deliver on the Corps mandate and to secure and safeguard the Nation’s Critical National Assets and Infrastructure while at the same time ensure effective synergy with the Military and other Sister Security Agencies to end the spate of insecurity in the Country for peace and socio economic development.”
He said: “This conference therefore provides us the opportunity to appraise our journey so far and assess the performances of each Directorate, Zonal and State Commands in the outgoing year. Let me recall and reiterate my earlier statement to State Commandants that your Command’s performance will be a determining factor to justify your continued stay on that seat as State Commandant.”
Audi added that: “I therefore hope you have all put together highlights of your activities, achievements, challenges for the outgoing year and your suggestion on the way forward for an enhanced and improved performance in the coming year.”
The occasion was also used to pay claims to officers and men who were injured in various operations of the Corps.
Burial expenses were also paid to the families of deceased officers for expenses incurred during the burial of loved ones.