Stories by Bode Olagoke
The Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, has called for unity of purpose among the personnel of the agency.
Gana, stated this in his new year briefing to the top management team and other senior officers of the corps at the headquarters, Abuja.
The NSCDC boss said the meeting was called to review the performance of the personnel during the yuletide season, mainly in stemming the tide of vandalism, curtailing hoarding and diversion of petroleum products and arrest of marketers selling above official pump price in order to ensure orderliness at filling stations.
While delivering President Muhammadu Buhari’s message to the senior officers, Gana urged the personnel to imbibe the culture of self discipline.
According to him,’’The Presidency appreciated the role played by the corps in restoring normalcy to the oil sector due to the fuel scarcity which hit the Nation recently.”
The President appreciated the corps personnel for their support in making 2017 a successful one with its remarkable achievements.
While reflecting on the report by NOI Poll and other CSOs for their rating of the Corps as the most friendly organisation, the NSCDC boss acknowledged the performance of the Corps, while he also frowned at the issue of indiscipline saying every personnel irrespective of the rank must imbibe the culture of self discipline.
The CG also warned against personnel using the social media platforms to discuss issues that are meant to be internalised, he therefore tasked personnel to desist from such unruly habit and always channel their complaints through the appropriate quarter.
Gana assured the personnel of their welfare, reminding them that the payment of promotion arrears is to be done by the office of the Accountant General of the federation with the backing of President and the corps had done the needful as required.
He cautioned against rumour mongering, petition writing and dissemination of fake information, rather, he urges personnel to imbibe the culture of loyalty, patriotism, love, as well as mutual coexistence.
While cutting the new year cake, the corps helmsman gave an assurance of a better and more fulfilling 2018, congratulating the personnel for making it to the new year, the CG equally tasks all directorates, departments and units to redouble their efforts in ensuring the actualisation of the vision and mission of the Corps this new year through the unity of purpose and commitment to service.