Fidelity bank banner UBA banner
Major shake-up hits Civil Defence

By Christiana Nwaogu on 22/10/2018

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+

Views: 2,169

•NSCDC Commandant General, Abdullahi Gana
•NSCDC Commandant General, Abdullahi Gana

A major shakeup has rocked the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), following a barrage of unsatisfactory report about some senior officials of the Corps, allegedly aiding and abetting vandalism and oil theft, particularly in the South-South/ South-East.

The Corps Commandant General, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu who expressed shock and disappointment at the discovery, according to a statement by the Corps spokesman, Emmanuel Okeh threatened to flush out Commandants and other high ranking officers found wanting.

The Commandant General who announced the shake-up in which about six Commandants and two Assistant Commandants Generals changed positions, said a posting order via NSCDC/NHQ/5.002/Vol.XV111/221 that the redeployment takes immediate effect.

The NSCDC boss who spat fire during an emergency meeting with Commandants of the South-South States comprising of Rivers, Delta, Edo, Bayelsa, Akwa-Ibom and Cross River States over what he termed as embarrassing allegations of aiding and abetting act of vandalism and illegal bunkering promised to expose those that would be indicted.

The statement has it that to prove his point, a monitoring team from the Headquarters has been set up to thoroughly investigate, supervise and monitor activities of the aforementioned states to fish out the bad eggs.

The statement explains that, “As fallout of the meeting and with the approval of the Hon Minister of Interior, the Commandant General, therefore, carried out a redeployment exercise to reposition the organisation.”

It reads partly, “due to recent development in the security circle as it affects the Corps mandate in the South-South and South -East regions, it has become necessary to re-organise and re-strategise for operational efficiency and better service delivery”.

According to the statement, Dr Ahmed Audi, Assistant Commandant General in charge of the Civil Defence College of Peace and Disaster management, Katsina State has been redeployed to Zone C Bauchi as the Zonal Commander.

Others affected are Commandants Obiageli Obiajulu Rachael has been moved from Akwa Ibom State to Anambra Command, Bello Ale from National Headquarters Abuja to Akwa Ibom as the new State Commandant.

Dr Benito Eze former Abia State Commandant is to take over as the New Commandant of Delta State; Barr Nwannukwu Nnamdi of Zone F to resume as Abia State Commandant while Sam Ego Ezeagbogho former Delta State Commandant is to resume at zone E. Owerri.

The CG, therefore, ordered the immediate disbandment of all roadblocks mounted by officers and men of the Corps, instructing sternly that only those on a joint task force with other security agencies were permitted to do so.

The statement stated that,” if reports contrary to the order was received, Commandants of such state would be sanctioned.

The Civil Defence boss reiterated the need for vigorous pursuance of the Corps statutory mandate without looking elsewhere for illegal duties.

He warned that the Corps integrity must not be compromised given the fact that it is charged basically with the protection of Critical National Asset and Infrastructure.

He asked them to, “Go back and make amends where necessary, be committed and discipline in all ramifications because henceforth, I will not tolerate any non-performing officer”.

•Sourced from Leadership report                

Source News Express

Posted 22/10/2018 11:59:38 AM


Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon Share on Google+




You may also like...
Dame Jonathan deserves humiliation at Port Harcourt Airport...

Militants attack naval team, kill 4

Of Ciroma, Abimbola and Adeosun

Abia Forum, lawyers trade tackles over Ogah, Ikpeazu...

INEC succeeds in Edo, falters in Delta

Biafra: Court strikes out charges against Nnamdi Kanu,...

Edo Traffic Law offenders to face sanity test,...

APCON blows hot over offensive political adverts

Soldiers rescue 1,000 oil workers ‘locked in’ by...

EPL: Van Gaal laments as Southampton shock Man...

BREAKING NEWS: Yudala gets new CEO

FG over-rules northern youths, annuls quit notice to...


Latest News Key leader of group that abducted Leah Sharibu killed: Military Cross River: APC chairman, wife die in ghastly motor accident Vigilante Security Summit holds in Abuja Monday Kidnapped Zamfara twins regain freedom Jaafar Jaafar APC to roll out campaign plans in one week 2019 Polls: Atiku to launch ‘policy document’ on Monday 2019: Oshiomhole lied; South-East solidly behind Obi — Aide 2019: Presidential, NASS campaigns begin today: INEC Otedola endorses Sanwo-Olu for Lagos governor Troops foil another Boko Haram attack in Borno Nigeria records 800,000 preterm births annually Fayemi okays N30,000 minimum wage


Most Read NUDE PHOTO OF OMOTOLA JALADE-EKEINDE surfaces online (421,519 views) Nigerian female sex addict opens up, says ‘I like it with both men and women’ (390,219 views) Shameless Genevieve Nnaji exposes breasts in public (323,149 views) Finally named: The full list of friends of Nigerian female sex addict who prowled Facebook (271,708 views) OLUMBA OLUMBA OBU (the one who called himself God) IS DEAD (244,288 views) Igbo scholar disgraces Femi Fani-Kayode •Demolishes claims on Igbo/Yoruba history with facts and figures (227,555 views) Breaking News: POPULAR REVEREND CONVERTS TO ISLAM in Kaduna (Nigeria) (209,165 views) OBJ’s son reported dead in Lagos plane crash •Names of more victims emerge (190,728 views) My wasted years in Olumba Olumba Obu’s Evil Brotherhood (176,004 views) THE FINAL DISGRACE: Igbo scholar unleashes more facts about Igbo/Yoruba history, finishes off Femi Fani-Kayode with second article (168,649 views) Lagos plane crash: Journalist releases victims’ names (165,178 views) Gunmen kill ASP, 2 other police officers in vain bid to kidnap Rivers PDP chieftain (152,057 views)


Zenith Zero Balance First Bank banner


Categories Advertorials (3) African Press Organisation (81) Art & Literature (73) Business & Economy (3,797) Business Verdict (54) Columnists (964) Complaints & Requests (94) Enterprise & Opportunities (208) Entertainment (567) Features (669) Global Business Monitor (310) International (2,692) Interview (167) Live Commentary (28) Love Matters (146) Maggie's Blog (37) News (40,621) Opinion (1,142) Pidgin (13) Politics (7,767) Religion (901) Sports (1,777) Stock Watch (35) AMA & Al Jazeera Global Update





APO Group Partner




GOCOP Accredited Member

GOCOP Accredited member



Africa Media Agency and Al Jazeera