Raji Ibrahim, newly deployed Commander Zone K, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Awka, has charged officers and men of the command to redouble efforts in intelligence gathering.
Ibrahim who is an Assistant Commandant General (ACG), gave the directive during the decoration of recently promoted officers of the corps in Anambra Command on Wednesday in Awka.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the newly created Zone K of the NSCDC with headquarters in Awka, comprises Anambra and Enugu States.
The two states in the South-East had been under Zone G with headquarters in Benin, while Ebonyi, Abia and Imo have their zonal headquarters in Owerri, Imo.
Ibrahim noted that intelligence gathering was key to security operations.
He said with the current challenges before security agencies, the personnel must raise the tempo of information and intelligence gathering to perform effectively.
The commander of the corp in the zone commended the promoted officers, saying that a lot were now expected of them in their new positions.
Mr David Billie, the Commandant of NSCDC in Anambra, urged the elevated officers to see their promotions as a tonic to do more.
Billie said the 2019 exercise for which the decorations were being made was the batch with the highest number of promoted officers since the establishment of the command.
“We have a total of 64 newly promoted officers, 66 others were either converted or upgraded, bringing the number to 130 personnel promoted in the year alone,” he said.
He added that the command had mapped out plans to ensure effective operation across the state ahead of the Christmas and New Year festivities.
“Apart from the inter-agency collaboration, NSCDC under my watch is doing everything possible to ensure that Anambra people sleep with their two eyes closed this period,” he said.
Dr Solomon Ekeopara and Mr Alex Osihem, two of the officers promoted to Deputy Commandant of Corps, in their separate speeches, thanked the commandant general of corps for the promotion.
Osilem, the Chairman of the organising committee of the event, gave the assurance that he and his colleagues would do more in the service of the agency.
NAN reports that nine officers were elevated to the rank of Deputy Commandant of Corps, seven to Assistant Commandant of Corps, while others were promoted to other positions. (NAN)
– Dec. 2, 2020 @ 17:47 GMT |