Akure - The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ondo State command, on Thursday, decorated 623 promoted officers with their new ranks.
The decoration was conducted in Akure by the NSCDC Commandant in the state, Claudius Yakubu.
Yakubu said the officers were elevated after their success in a joint promotion examination conducted in April across the country for officers drawn from NSCDC, Nigeria Immigration Service and the Prison Service.
He urged the officers to put in their best to the service of the country and justify the purpose for their elevation.
He added that "today, we are decorating 623 officers and men of NSCDC Ondo State Command into various ranks after their successful promotion examination.
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"Let me congratulate the newly promoted officers, as I enjoin them to work assiduously to justify their new ranks.
"Hard work and dedication to duties are crucial to maintaining your new status."
The NSCDC boss admonished officers and men of the corps who were yet to be promoted not to be discouraged, but continue to discharge their duties diligently.
Kayode Balogun, the Command Public Relations Officer who was promoted and decorated with the rank of Deputy Superintendent, said the promotion would motivate him to do more.
Balogun said he would double his efforts and be more diligent in the discharge of his duties.