As part of measures to uphold the Corps’ statutory responsibilities of ensuring safety, security and providing succour to citizens during emergencies, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has trained and inducted its first set of incident Commanders.

The NSCDC Commandant General, Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi mni. OFR while speaking at the event which was held at the National Headquarters of the Corps Sauka-Abuja, said that training and re-training of personnel is necessary for effective performance and career development noting that the incident commanders have been trained for immediate and timely response to crisis and emergencies.

The Commandant General who was represented by the Deputy Commandant General Technical Services Directorate; DCG Ibrahim Zakari Ningi fdc, reiterated that training and manpower development are priotized in the Audi led administration and would definitely continue to enhance effective service delivery.

“The world is advancing technologically and the Corps is doing her possible best to upscale the skills of personnel so as to be at per with international best practices”.

While congratulating the graduands for their endurance and resilience throughout the training period; he further charged them to continue on the part of excellence, professionalism and implicit adherence to the Corps’ ethical standard.

“Let me on this note urge you to embrace this maiden opportunity with humility and sense of responsibility; remember to who much is given much more is expected”.

“It is pertinent that you always act in the best interest of the people you were called to serve and uphold the values of the Corps with pride, humility and credibility….he added”.

Speaking during his presentation, the international Cordinator of the International Crisis Response Course, Commandant Akpan Edike said the training initiative was borne out of the Commandant General’s passion for Personnel capacity building which began in 2021 on a virtual platform; he added that over 11,000 officers are currently learning and graduating from the plaftform.

The Cordinator added that the granduants have succefully passed 10 courses which were drawn from a wide range of specialised areas such as protection and assistance against chemical warfare agents, prevention and countering violent extremism through non- kinetic approaches, paramedics and disaster management, flood mitigation and management, drone piloting and management amongst others.

Commandant Edike also acknowledged the collaborating institutions for Course Certification such as the Prestigious Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife Osun State; The Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons and the International Crisis Response Institute.

In the highpoint of the event an oath of service and allegiance was administered by Bar. Rabiu Muhammed which was followed by issuance of certificates and badges to the graduants.

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