The new Commandant-General (CG) of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has promised to reposition the Corps for it to surpass the dreams and expectations of the agency’s forebears.
The CG disclosed this after he took over from Hillary Kelechi Madu, the immediate-past Acting CG.
While delivering his inaugural speech at the NSCDC Headquarters in Abuja, Audi said a formidable Women Corps will soon be created, that will compete favourably with their male counterparts in training, tactics and efficiency in service delivery.
He further disclosed that the Agro-Rangers Unit, which is the latest addition to the mandates of the Corps will be repackaged and rebranded.
“We shall fortify the rangers with adequate training and re-training programmes to key into the agenda of President Muhammadu Buhari to ensure food security and banish hunger in the country, by protecting and securing farmers and their investments from incessant attacks by bandits, cattle rustlers, terrorists and other criminals,” said the NSCDC boss.
Dr. Audi promised to invest heavily in human capital development, adding that he will surround himself with a team of experts, professionals and a think-tank that will spearhead the digitalization process of the Corps.
Former Acting CG, Kelechi Madu, in his valedictory speech, extolled the leadership qualities of his successor and urged him to be cautious of officers and men he described as mere ‘praise singers’.