By Ngozi Ekhator
The coast appeared cleared for Acting Commandant-General (CG) of Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Hillary Kelechi Madu, to steer the ship of the Corps following the retirement of the former CG, Alhaji Abdullahi Gana.
This followed the formal presentation of Madu to the minister of the interior, Raul Aregbesola, as the acting CG.
Madu, according to a statement by Emmanuel Okeh, appreciated the Federal Government and Aregbesola for the opportunity given to him to steer the affairs of the Corps in acting capacity and promised to continue in the execution of the Corps’ mandate to justify the confidence reposed in him.
He assured the Minister of his determination to rejig the system and personnel in order to ensure effective service delivery especially in Agro Rangers operations and the Protection of Critical and National Assets.
It would be recalled that the Honourable Minister of Interior recently charged the Acting Commandant General to sharpen the way the Corps performed its duties and play its role well in a way that will enhance internal security in the country.
The Minister also advised the Acting CG to identify areas of quick intervention while at the helm of the affairs of the service, urging him to take action that will boost the morale of the officers and men of the Corps while at the same time counting on his support to reshape the organisation for robust service delivery.
He echoed this during the official presentation of the Acting Commandant General DCG Hillary Kelechi Madu to him at the Interior Ministry by the Commissioner in charge of appointment and promotion at the Civil Defence, Correction, Fire and Immigration Board (CDCFIB).