War against vandalism: NSCDC gets excellence Award


The Vision-One Leadership Development Initiative for Nation Building has honoured the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps under the leadership of its Commandant General, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu.
Presenting the award on Thursday at  a Youths and Stakeholders Summit on Curbing Vandalization of Power, Oil and Gas Infrastructure in Nigeria, Comrade Emmanuel Johnny, who is the Executive Director of VOLDl, commending the Commandant General for improving the integrity of the Corps.
“Gana has motivated others to insist on serving with integrity, hence the recognition of the Corps for an award Excellence,” Emmanuel said.
While commending the Corps on the level of professionalism in discharging its constitutional role and describing the institution as most Outstanding Security Agency in curbing vandalism in Nigeria, Emmanuel called on Nigerians to guide against the killing of the officers whose duty it is to defend the nation’s properties and the Nation at large.
He added: “We must be proud of Civil Defence and we must take back our country from the hands of vandals by giving the Corps the needed support to protect the citizens’ lives and properties.”
The organisation further pledged its commitment to sensitize and educate the youths to have a paradigm shift from vandalism, cultism, terrorism and other forms of crime to embrace peace in the country.
While assuring the Corps that working with the youths will bring significant progress, the organisation thanked the NSCDC, adding that as a citizenry-oriented organization, no doubt, Nigerians preferred dealing with it rather than any other security agency in the country.
Emmanuel appreciated the Corps for always being neutral in its dealings and focus on professionalism.
In his response, Gana described the award as a challenge for greater productivity, noting that the reward for hard work is more work.
He said: “I am overwhelmed by this award of excellence as most Outstanding Security Agency in curbing vandalism in Nigeria and therefore see the award as a greater challenge for more work.
“It means that one needs to remain focused at all times and dedicated to one’s endeavour as you might not know those watching you either for good or bad.”
The Commandant General, lauded the gesture of Vision-One Leadership Development Initiative for recognizing the efforts of the Corps.