As NSCDC Celebrates Women’s Day, State Commands Sustain Collaboration
The Commandant General (CG) of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi, mni, OFR, has advocated for the use of technology in women’s protection, stressing that there is need to take action to improve women’s rights and safety in the communities in which we operate.
He said, “violence and discrimination against women can destroy women’s lives and hold them back from playing active roles in the workplace, society and the economy.
This was during an interactive session with some students from Mercy Model School, Kuje, Abuja, through the Gender Unit of the Corps at the National Headquarters, to mark the year 2023 International Women’s Day with the theme, “Digital lnnovation and Technology For Gender Equality ”
The CG emphasised that as the world has tilted towards technology, the Corps is also not lagging behind. He said, “Because the world is evolving technological, the Corps has also advanced in technology in the fight against gender based violence, with the creation of the School’s Gender Based Violence Reporting Application (SGBV APP).
He reiterated that his administration having been mandated by Mr President to draw up a robust programme to provide safety and security to schools, resorted to the use of technology for quicker results.
He explained that the App will help in reporting rape, sex for grades and cultism in our schools.
Another similar technology developed according to the CG is the Community and School Threat Alert and Broadcast System (C-STAB) developed for communities to alert and report security breaches to security agencies for quick intervention.
He stated that the Corps is presently housing the National School Security and Emergency Response Centre, with members also drawn from other security agencies amongst other stakeholders and the idea is to use technology to monitor schools and respond adequately to any emergency.
While congratulating all the women across the globe, the CG said that based on research, women in their nature have proven to excel tremendously in any venture they embark upon.
He maintained that his administration birthed the Female Squad which has been replicated in all the Corps formations, including the gender desk office to champion the cause of women and children in schools, both private and public as the lives of every child matters irrespective of schools they attend.
The Corps helmsman urged the privately owned schools to utilise the services of the Private Guard Companies (PGC) that are certified, trained and working hand in gloves with the Corps.
He advised members of the public to approach the Private Guard Department in all State Commands of the Corps nationwide for any information, assistance and to check the status of any PGC they intend to contract for safety and security concerns.
CC OLUSOLA ODUMOSU
DIRECTOR OF PUBLIC RELATIONS NSCDC NATIONAL HEADQUARTERS, ABUJA
*EXXONMOBIL, NSCDC TO UPSCALE INTELLIGENCE SHARING, AS MOBIL SECURITY CHIEF APPLAUDS THE VALUE NSCDC ADDS TO THE SECURITY ARCHITECTURE OF THE COMPANY*
The Akwa Ibom State Command of NSCDC and the security leadership of ExxonMobil have resolved to strengthen the relationship between both organizations in the area of intelligence sharing. This resolution was made today, March 8, 2023 when the security manager of ExxonMobil, *Mr Andy Eddy* paid a working visit to *Comdt Yusuf Adam Imam* at the command headquarters in Uyo.
Mr Andy gave a summary of the operations of ExxonMobil in Qua Iboe Terminal, Eket, describing the complexity of the process and the place of security. He emphasized that ExxonMobil as a company follows processes and procedures religiously, and thus run a compact security system that is built on process and enhanced by quality intelligence.
He concluded by expressing his satisfaction with NSCDC personnel at their location, who are saddled with Access Control. According to him, “we have no threat concerns right now, thanks to your personnel who handle our access control amongst other services. A good Access Control system means that only the right people/materials go in and come out. NSCDC personnel who handle this part of our critical security have been excellent, with full compliant to laid down company process”.
In his remarks, Dr. Yusuf Imam acknowledged the pivotal role intelligence plays in reinforcing a good security system. He assured Andy that NSCDC has very competent highly trained personnel who are wired to deliver quality security services with integrity. He equally notified and admonished ExxonMobil to take advantage of the services that the Marine section of NSCDC offers, using its newly acquired state of the art gunboat.
Much to the delight of Andy, Comdt Imam assured him that the Command will not pull out its personnel from the facility for election duty because it considers QIT as a critical infrastructure that he is mandated to give priority security protection to at all times.
Mr Andy was accompanied by Walter Enang, while the head of CNAI, DCC Essien Sunday was also in attendance.
*DSC EKERETE FRIDAY*
PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER
AKWA IBOM STATE COMMAND
COMMANDANT MB MUAZU DEPLOYS ADEQUATE NUMBER OF PERSONNEL FOR GUBERNATORIAL AND HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY ELECTIONS IN ZAMFARA STATE; CAUTIONS OFFICERS ON THE NEED FOR NEUTRALITY.
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps Zamfara State Command has deployed adequate number personnel for the forthcoming Gubernatorial and house of assembly elections in Zamfara State.
Commandant Muhammad Bello Muazu, the state commandant of the Corps stated this while addressing the combat ready officers and men in the state command headquarters Gusau.
The NSCDC helmsman in Zamfara State averred that security of life and properties in the state is sacrosanct and of utmost importance to the Corps before, during and after the elections.
Commandant MB Muazu opined that the Corps is very ready and in a high spirits to close ranks with other sister security agencies to ensure a hitch free elections.
The state commandant however, posited that strategic deployment has been made based on the three senatorial zones as well as other areas considered key either because of their population and/or insecurity vulnerability in Zamfara State, each headed by a Deputy Commandant of the Corps attached with specialist of the Counter Terrorist unit and Rapid Response Unit of the Corps to handle any perceived threat to the electorates during the election periods.
Commandant MB Muazu therefore warned that the Corps will not tolerate any act of restiveness or breakdown of law and order by any miscreants, hoodlums or political parties.
He affirmed that the Corps is apolitical and will maintain high level of professionalism and neutrality.
However, he averred that, the Corps will not hesitate to deal decisively in accordance with the extant laws of the Federation, anyone who contravenes the electoral Acts and other byelaws of the Federation before , during and after the elections.
He therefore assured all and sundry of adequate security coverages by the Corps and other sister agencies in the state in these periods.
Commandant MB Muazu enjoined the good people of Zamfara State and the esteemed electorates to be vigilant and report any act inimical to the success of these elections via these lines:
1. 08028280286 (Zamfara central)
2.08034645633 (Zamfara north)
3. 08035976581 (Zamfara West).
The State Commandant, Commandant Muhammad Bello Muazu however craved the support of all and sundry for security agencies in order to make the elections a rancor free exercise.
Meanwhile, Commandant Muhammad Bello Muazu have warned strongly the officers and men to maintain neutrality and be apolitical in their conducts.
He however, vowed to invoke the Civil Service Rules and the Standard Operation Procedure of the Corps on any personnel found to have inclined to any political party directly or indirectly during these elections.
The State Commandant, Commandant Muhammad Bello Muazu opined that, all special units of the Corps have been fully galvanized to beef up adequate security in conjunction with other sister agencies.
He says the Special Force Unit, Counter Terrorist Unit, Rapid Response Unit, the Corps’ Anti Bomb Squad (CBRN), Anti Vandal unit, Disaster Management Unit and the intelligence and investigation units are some of the special units deployed to man these elections.
Commandant MB Muazu stated that, all critical infrastructures and public utilities will be properly manned by the personnel of Department of Critical Infrastructures and National Assets ( CNAI) in order to wade off saboteurs.
Also, farmlands are to be manned by the Agro Rangers Unit of the Corps.
The State Commandant reiterated that in his commitment to maintain security in the state, the personnel of the Corps in special taskforce operations will ensure that no act of brigandage is carried out during these periods.
Ikor Oche SC
CDPRO Zamfara State Command.
For State Commandant.
*WE WILL UPHOLD THE EXISTING COLLABORATION: KOGI STATE NSCDC COMMANDANT ASSURED:NMDPRA/FMO.*
In compliance with its mandates of protecting lives, and properties vis-a-vis Critical National Assets and Infrastructures the NSCDC Kogi State Commandant Ahmad Ahmad Gandi received in his office the Kogi State Coordinator, Nigeria Mainstream and Downstream Petroleum Regulatory Authority (NMDPRA)
Engr Ogbe Orjis who came on working visit to NSCDC state headquarters. The State Coordinator who could not hide his feelings of enjoying a harmonious working relationship with NSCDC said NSCDC is one of the best working partners of (NMDPRA), judging from previous experiences they have never failed on their mandate.
He harped that the synergy existing between the duo is like an irreplaceable and irrevocable bonnd.
Further more he stressed that the Corps is embedded with high spirit of intellectual personnels who are trained to deliver on their mandates at any point in time and opined that this should be sustained.
Responding to the essence of the visit, the State Commandant assured
him of the Corps maximum cooperation
as he emphasized that the cordiality amongst them will be sustained and built upon .
Commandant A A Gandi stated that upon his assumption to office he summoned and charged the officers and men of the anti vandalism unit to ensure that all hands are on desk to fish out economic saboteur in the oil sector in line with the NSCDC mandate to face the full wrath of the law as they are regarded as enemies of the Country.
He appreciated the teams and assured them of his cooperation.
In the same vein the State Commandant received in his office the Federal Mines Officer Engr Mr kuyen Bukola who also came on the same note to familiarize and synergize with NSCDC Kogi State Command.
The newly deployed Federal Mines Officer (FMO) Eng Mrs Kuyen Bukola said this visit has become mandatory in other to cement the already existing synergy and cooperation which her predecessor enjoyed over time.
The FMO stated that her working relationship with NSCDC has been top notch and would want the experience to continue following her deployment to Kogi State.
She emphasized that NSCDC personnel are well trained as this is evidential in their conducts,high sense of discipline and professionalism. She enjoined and hoped that the cordiality should be maintained and sustained.
The Commandant while responding assured her of his full support at all times provided it’s in line with our Corps mandates.
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