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NSCDC partners Igbinedion university on personnel training

By Tina Abeku, Abuja
26 September 2022   |   7:52 am
As part of efforts to improve the capacities of personnel for enhanced performance, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and Igbinedion University, Okada, have agreed on a partnership to provide strategic training, research needs and scholarship for the corps

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As part of efforts to improve the capacities of personnel for enhanced performance, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and Igbinedion University, Okada, have agreed on a partnership to provide strategic training, research needs and scholarship for the corps

Commandant General, NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Audi, made this known weekend in Abuja while playing host to Board Members of Buratai Centre for Security and Contemporary Affairs in the university, led by the Vice Chancellor, Professor Lawrence Ezemoye.

In a statement, Audi said his vision is to make the Corps a knowledge-driven service that will continue to discharge its duties in line with international best practices.

He said that as an agency saddled with the responsibilities of protecting critical national assets and infrastructure, regulation of private guard companies, and disaster management among others, personnel will function more effectively and efficiently when exposed to adequate training.

According to the CG, “the Corps is recording success in the fight against vandals and oil thieves as evident in the destruction of over 50 illegal refineries, impoundment of more than 200 trucks, arrest of over 400 suspects and prosecutions and convictions of more than 50 of them in the last one year.”

Earlier, Professor Ezemoye said the Buratai centre is poised to respond to manpower training needs of security agencies in the country, stating that the board deemed it imperative to strengthen partnership and collaboration with NSCDC in view of the significant contributions of the Corps to national security.

He explained that the centre was established in 2015 for the purpose of training, certification and response to all training requirements of security agencies.

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