The National Boundary Commission lauds Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps’ security initiatives, seeks collaboration in tackling borders’ challenges
MOHAMMAD Bose Ahmad, director-general, National Boundary Commission, NBC, last Friday praised the achievements and security initiatives of Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, commandant general of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, for his dynamic leadership in synergy with the various security agencies. He said that this represents a clear signal of the new collective resolve and commitment of all law enforcement agencies to work together for the greater good of the nation.
Ahmad stated this when he called on the Commandant General, NSCDC, in his office, adding that the aim of his visit was to seek the cooperation and collaboration of the corps in discharging the Commission mandate as boundary manager across the country and the nation’s International borders. He stressed that the collaboration with sister agencies like NSCDC, Customs and Immigration services would be useful in identifying actual points where smuggling and diversion is taking place in the nation’s borders.
Ahmad also said, “I understand the corps members are not quartered as other federal security agencies. They live among the masses and this have helped in discharging their duties effectively because it is easier to detect the criminals among us where they are hiding, most especially in bounders areas.” He disclosed that officers of corps are always seen when commission officers go on field work.
Responding, Muhammadu said he was grateful with the visit, assuring the director-general, National Boundary Commission that the corps will give maximum support and cooperation to the drive of the NBC in discharging its mandate as boundary manager across the country and the nation’s international borders as this will also help the country to overcomes the security challenges in the country.
Gana also said the Corps is empowered to arrange and mediate in the settlement of disputes among willing members of the public. With this, we have been able to settle numerous cases of land disputes across the states of the federation and border towns.
Earlier, Ahmad said the National Boundary Commission functions include intervening and dealing with any boundary disputes that may arise between Nigeria and any of her neighbours with a view to settling it.
According to him, the commission also intervenes, determines and deals with boundary dispute that may arise among states, local government areas or communities in the federation with a view to settling them. Ahmad was accompanied to NSCDC national headquarters by Adamu Adaji, a surveyor and director Interstate Departments and Morakinyo Akinleye, principal officer and special assistant to director-general, a statement issued by Emmanuel Okeh, CD, public relations officer.
— Sep 5, 2016 @ 11:26