Abuja - Newly-appointed Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Gana Mohammed, has paid tribute to his predecessor, Dr Ade Abolurin.
Corps’ spokesman, Emmanuel Okeh, said the Commandant General promised to take staff welfare as one of his cardinal priorities and consolidate on the existing structure.
Gana eulogized Abolurin on his inspirational role towards personnel, naming him as “the father of Civil Defence in Nigeria.”
In his reaction, the outgoing Commandant General thanked President Mohammadu Buhari for appointing an insider to keep the flag flying and ensure continuity in the system.
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Abolurin conducted his successor around the corps’ headquarters as well as prayed for him both in the chapel and mosque.
He urged his successor to build upon the existing structure taking into cognisance the mission and vision statements of the corps, which centred on humility, integrity, credibility and zero tolerance for corruption.
Abolurin also called on the personnel to give his successor maximum cooperation in order to succeed as he bows out after successfully serving the government and the corps meritoriously.
He appreciated the President for giving him the opportunity to serve and to demonstrate the capability of the corps in discharging its mandate in order to justify its creation.
NSCDC is a para-military agency of the Government commissioned to provide measures against threat and any form of attack or disaster against the nation and its citizenry.
The corps is statutorily empowered by lay Act No. 2 of 2003 and amended by Act 6 of 4th June 2007.
- CAJ News