Civil Defence Corps Targets Yearly Promotion To Clear Backlog



The Commandant-General, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps

(NSCDC), Abdullahi Gana, said that the corps would embark on

yearly promotion to clear all backlog of promotions pending within the




Gana, represented by the Assistant Commandant-General in charge of

Zone C, Bauchi, Hassan Lapai, said this in Bauchi while decorating 32

promoted senior officers from Bauchi Command.


It would be recalled that the officers were promoted by Civil Defense,

Fire Service, Immigration and Prison Service Board (CDFIBP) in 2017.


He said that the move became necessary considering the backlogs of

officers and men who would have been promoted but could not enjoy such

privileges because the CDFIBP was not able to conduct such exercise.


Gana announced that in the next two months, the corps would  embark on

another round of promotion examination for 2018 exercise to enable it

commence clearing of the backlogs.


He congratulated the promoted officers and urged others who could not

be elevated, to upgrade their educational qualifications to enable

them enjoy such privileges.


Gana observed that there were many educational institutions that

existed in Bauchi State and therefore urged personnel of the command

to use such opportunities to obtain additional qualifications.


He said that the Federal Government has given additional higher

responsibilities to the corps and called on officers and men to

standup as indolent and laxity at work would not be tolerated.


The Commandant General expressed satisfaction with the cordial

relationship that existed between the corps and other sister security

agencies in the country and called for synergy among the security

agencies, especially under the present dispensation,to enable them

address security challenges.


He commended the Nigerian Army for its assistance, both in terms of

training of personnel, saying that the corps would always remain

thankful for such gesture.


The Bauchi State Commandant of the corps, Mr Ibrahim Raji, had earlier

said that 25 officers from the command were promoted to Superintendent

Cadre, while seven were moved to Inspector Cadre.


Raji urged those promoted to see it as “an elevation within the

context of springboard to greater challenges and increase efforts to

accomplishing organisational goals.’’


He commended the Commandant-General of the corps for his tireless

efforts and unwavering commitment to ensuring that welfare of the

officers and men of the corps was given priority.


The Deputy-Commandant of the corps, Mr Roberts Molokuwo, who spoke on

behalf of the newly promoted officers, expressed appreciations over

the gesture and promised that they would put in their best to justify

the gesture.