The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu carried out inspection of the Civil Defence College for Peace, Conflict Resolution and Disaster Management in Katsina State to be certain of the readiness of the college facilities for the training of the Federal Government approved Agro-Rangers Squad.

The Training College which is affiliated to some institutions is meant for the training of the Corps Personnel and other agencies both in the private and public sectors as well as certain Simulation Centre for National Emergency Management Agency and Red Cross Society.

According to Gana, the inspection became necessary in line with the decision and approval by the Government for the Personnel of the Agro-Rangers unit to be adequately trained to commence operation of protecting Agro-Allied Investments of both National and foreigners alike.

The Corps Chief Executives after the inspection reiterated that the at present, the College is the only college established in West Africa to tackle Disaster related matters just like the War College by the Military.

According to him, the College have the capacity of accommodating not less than one thousand trainees with the state of the art equipment and conducive environment for learning.

He stressed that in no distance time, there will be the need to upgrade the college to a Degree awarding Institution as the management is working on the Staff School for Children of the Personnel and those within the environment.

While addressing Staff of the College, he assured them of Government’s willingness of making a budgetary provision that will lead to the upgrading of the College as one and only College established for the purpose of managing Disaster.

He said with the College, subsequent trainings of personnel apart from the training of the Agro-Rangers Squad will be at the College.

He noted that, the Agro-Rangers Squad is billed to commence operations in line with the memorandum of understanding signed between the Ministry of Agriculture and Ministry of Interior immediately after the intensive training programme. 

DCC Emmanuel Okeh