Group Urges Buhari To Re-Appoint NSCDC BossLatest News, News, News Across Nigeria, News From The State Friday, January 15th, 2021
(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – As the six months extension of the tenure of Mr. Abdullahi Gana, as the Commandant General (CG) of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) by the President expires this week, a Civil Society group, African Law Foundation (AFRILAW) working on Security Sector Governance in Nigeria has appealed to the President to re-appoint him for a second tenure because of his competency .
The organization is particularly committed in strengthening and improving effective private security governance in Nigeria.
It said “Mr. Abdullahi Gana is a quintessential, detribalised and patriotic leader, a diligent and dedicated security professional and exceptional Commandant General (CG) who within his first tenure as has transformed and repositioned the agency as one of the most outstanding, resourceful and respectable federal government security institution in Nigeria.
AFRILAW, noted that “In his first tenure as the Commandant General (CG), Mr. Abdullah Gana made many great accomplishments in the areas of improved the safety and security of critical national assets across the country
“The introduction of Agro-Rangers for improved security within agricultural sector; increased reduction in farmers and herders’ clashes across the country, re-deeming the image of Nigeria educationally by partnering with Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB); robust relationship and cooperation with other federal security agencies;
The organization in a statement made available to African Examiner in Enugu by its Founder/CEO, Barrister Chinwike Okereke Friday, pointed out that Gana equally ensure the “stoppage of circulation of pre-registered SIM cards; sustained tackling of illegal mining; and strategic collaboration with traditional rulers to nip in the bud the incessant banditry menace in the country.
He said: “The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) under Mr. Abdullah Gana witnessed an improved and effective management and administration of both human and financial resources.
“There is an increased staff welfare resulting in dedication to duty and high esprit-de-corps of personnel including enhanced manpower development and capacity building and regular promotion galore of men and officers of NSCDC.
“As the regulator of the Private Security Companies in Nigeria, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) under Mr. Abdullah Gana administration has experienced tremendous reform and transformational initiatives toward an improved and effective regulation and supervision, and creation of enabling environment for sustainable growth and development of the private security industry in Nigeria.
“Under his administration, multi-stakeholder approach for improvement and development of the industry was highly encouraged and promoted, and in this regard NSCDC established partnership with AFRILAW toward strengthening and improvement of private security regulation and oversight for effective private security governance and responsible services in Nigeria through multi-stakeholder engagement.
It hinted that “AFRILAW in partnership and support from the Geneva Center for Security Sector Governance (DCAF), Switzerland is currently implementing the ‘Strengthening Private Security Regulation and Oversight Project’ in partnership and collaboration with Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and Association of Licensed Private Security Practitioners of Nigeria (ALPSPN) in Nigeria.
“In view of all the above, and considering the prevailing security challenges in Nigeria and the need to show effective leadership and commitment in tackling it, AFRILAW strongly believed that re-appointment of Mr. Abdullah Gana as the Commandant General (CG) of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) is the best decision for Mr. President will make toward sustaining the pleasant efforts and results recorded by NSCDC in this regard.
“Mr. Abdullahi Gana is very ready and highly committed to take the NSCDC to its next level and continue his giant strides in the NSCDC if re-appointed by Mr. President for a second tenure.
“African Law Foundation (AFRILAW) is a non-profit law, justice and development company by Guarantee with Registration Number RC 1150775, founded in 2013 with its corporate headquarters at Enugu, Enugu State of Nigeria.
The organization “envision a just, peaceful, inclusive and developed African society and a better world for all, and has a mission to advance the rule of law, human rights and justice for peaceful, secured, inclusive and sustainable development of the society.”
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