The recent rating of the Administration of President Muhammadu Buhari on good governance by Nigerians, rated several Ministry, Department and Agencies (MDAs) of government in line with their performance under this dispensation.
With the rating, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps was rated 65% as regards its performance index in the actualisation of its mandate as reflected in the score card.
The Corps under the leadership of its Commandant General Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu was able to write its name in the Guinness book of records in line with its drive on zero tolerance to corruption, credibility, efficiency, humility and integrity in service delivery by bringing a fresh zeal, into the concepts of security in order to restore the confidence of the masses.
Gana urged the personnel to always adhere to the slogan of ”Collect bribe and die, compromise and be kidnapped”, as a guiding principle in the discharge of their duties believing that various eyes are on them and there is the need to maintain standard as second best is not good for the Corps.
He said, the Corps personnel are trained by the military as their father, and there must be justification for the relationship between the father and child, hence the need for the close rating of the Corps as second to the Military.
He appreciated the military and called for more collaboration, partnership and synergy among all other services.
He stressed further by saying, his administration is poised in promoting good governance under the leadership of President Buhari and he is committed to motivation of staff through adequate welfare packages such as the signing of MOU with a German company for the building of 5000 Housing units for staff at affordable rate and also plan is ongoing to take over all Housing Estates belonging to the Federal Mortgage Bank of Nigeria in 22 states of the Federation.
Gana said the Corps has recorded successes in its timely response to emergency situations, rescue and rehabilitation of victims of disaster, protection of Critical Infrastructure and National Assets as well as the transformation, repositioning and professionalising of the Private Guards industry across the country. All these are visibly and highly commendable.
The poll simply indicates that the Corps has justified its existence by exhibiting that its creation is not to usurp or duplicate the function of any agency as epitomised by the rating and decision of the Nigerian public.
The Corps Chief Executive, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu appreciated the populace for their rating, believe, trust and the confidence they have on the Corps. He therefore call on their continuous support for the Corps to do more in the execution of its mandate especially in the protection of life and property.
He urged personnel to adhered to the teaching of the Corps and apply civility and diplomacy in dealing with the public noting that their salary is being paid by the tax payers money.
ACC Emmanuel Okeh