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