Why we are recruiting next of kin of deceased personnel – Civil Defence

Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, has said that next of kin of his staff who lost their lives in the line of duty will be recruited to give succour their families.

A statement signed Wednesday in Abuja by the Spokesman of the Service, Okeh Emmanuel, said the CG explained this while addressing the staff at the Corps national headquarters.

According to him, the CG paid a condolence visit to families of some personnel who died while in active service in Rivers, Lagos, Akwa Ibom, Edo, FCT, and other parts of the country, “but the situation he met on ground was not palatable as most of the deceased personnel were said to be breadwinners of their families.”

The statement said the situation touched the CG as a person and “he felt that no amount of money given to their family members at that moment could last forever or bring back their wards, rather, empowering the family by replacing the deceased with a family member will go a long way in restoring the lost hope.”

The CG has therefore directed the various families to submit names of those to be used as replacement for the deceased personnel when the corps is to recruit.

While commending the personnel for their unwavering loyalty and unalloyed commitment to the mandates of the Corps, the CG reiterated his commitment to stand by every personnel during emergency situations, adding that “everyone is provided with life insurance cover considering the dangerous terrains officers and men are deployed to secure the nation and the attendant risk involved in securing critical infrastructure and national assets where many personnel have lost their lives in active service.”

The statement, however, urged job seekers and the general public to always ascertain the veracity of any news regarding recruitment from the corps, adding that fraudsters have adopted the strategy of disseminating false information on social media and through text messages to defraud unsuspecting applicants of their hard earned money.

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