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Go After Perpetrators Of Owo Murder – Interior Minister Charges New Civil Defence DCGs

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbosola, has urged newly decorated Deputy Commandants General, DCGs, of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to deal with threats arising from insecurity, using their wealth of skills and experience, as their acceleration has come at the most challenging time in Nigeria’s history.

As contained in a press release signed by Public Relations Director, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), DCC Olusola Odumosu, 5 new DCGs were decorated, alongside four of their counterparts from the Nigeria Immigration Service at the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board, Abuja.

Aregbosola who doubles as the Chairman, Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB), Specifically, tasked the new DCGs of NSCDC to go after the perpetrators of the recent gruesome murder of innocent worshipers in a Catholic church in Owo town, Ondo state, by playing direct roles rather than a complementary one in confronting the menace of bandits attacks across the country.

In his words: “We must put an end to all criminals playing with the intelligence of the Nigerian state, you have no excuse whatsoever not to perform going by the level of training you have received both locally and Internationally”.

“And I charge you to launch your arsenals against the perpetrators of Owo church attack, play a direct role and not a complementary role but synergize with other security agencies to fish the criminals out and let’s bring them to Justice”, the Minister said.

While congratulating the newly decorated officers on their elevation, He further admonished the Commandant General to unearth the heartless criminals and arrest those disturbing the peace of the nation, using his instruments of grassroot penetration and Intelligence.

On his part, the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Dr Shuaib Belgore, urged the officers to deploy their experience in the attainment of their agencies’ mandates, as the interior ministry recognises dedication, patriotism and efficiency amongst other considerations.

Belgore remarked that the promotion of the DCGs was guided by extant laws and regulations after thorough screening.

Earlier in his welcome address, the Honourable Commissioner in charge of Appointment and Promotion, Major General Etim Bassey (Rtd), said the criteria considered for the elevation of the DCGs who represent different Geopolitical zones include written examinations, oral interviews, merit, seniority and annual performance appraisal.

Responding at the end of the ceremony, the Commandant General, Ahmed Abubakar Audi, PhD, mni, appreciated the Minister of Interior, the Permanent Secretary and the Management of the Board for confirming the DCGs for the NSCDC, stressing that the service will not disappoint the ministry of interior and by extension Federal Republic of Nigeria.

While commending the Minister for his distinct leadership qualities, constant mentorship &support to all personnel of the agencies under the supervision of the Ministry, Abubakar charged the newly confirmed DCGs to improve on their performance in order to achieve the vision and mission of the Corps.

Among the DCGs decorated for NSCDC were DCG Nnamdi Ikechukwu Nwinyi, DCG Bassey O. Bassey, DCG Zakari Ibrahim Ningi, fdc, DCG Cladius Yakubu, and DCG Dauda Danladi Mungadi.

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