The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Dr Shuaib Belgore has commended the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), in terms of security of lives and property and urged them to do more.
Belgore made the statement in Ilorin, on Friday, during the End of Year party and Award Night, organized by the Kwara state Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
The Permanent Secretary said that NSCDC and all other security personnel needs to be very active in ensuring peace and security in the country, at all time.
“Security is everybody business and should be the utmost concern of all citizens of the country.
“NSCDC has been doing a lot and I charge Kwara Command to do better and ensure more peace and stability in the state.
“The State Commandant, Makinde Ayinla is an exemplary officer and have been active since his day one in office and that is why he is getting all the necessary support needed, ” Belgore said.
The Commandant General, CG Ahmed Abubakar Audi also commended Kwara Command on their service to humanity and called for more performance, in order to ensure full security of lives and property.
Audi said that when he assumed office, there were lots to be done and as such, he drafted a five point agender which includes; redig, reform, rejuvenate, restructure and reposition.
“My vision is to make NSCDC a world class, that protect the lives and property of the citizens and ensure peace and stability.
“I have started many projects and made the staff enjoy lots of entitlements, like; payment of allowance, compensation for accident and death and also resuscitated the Rapid Response Department.
“I urge any staff that have not benefited in the Insurance Scheme and other benefits to go and claim their right immediately,” CG said.
The Kwara Commandant, Makinde Ayinla in his vote of thanks, appreciated all the sister organisations, public and private organisations for their contributions towards making the work successful.
Makinde said that the command had settled more than 292 cases in 2021 and called for more cooperation from the people of the state, to continue to maintain peace and order.
Among those awarded were the CG, the State Commandant, the Public Relation Officer (PRO) Mr Babawale Afolabi.
Also the best Division office and other outstanding Officers, including the best Driver, that was given a cash price of N100,000 and three media houses, News Agency of Nigeria, AIT and Diamond FM.