- The minister of interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, insists that personnel of agencies under the ministry of interior must acquire professional certificates
- He states that degrees only help persons to think deeply and come up with better ideas
- Interior minister links proliferation of small arms to security challenges in Nigeria
The minister of interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, has said personnel of the Nigeria Immigration Service, Federal Fire Service, Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps and Nigeria Prisons Service must earn professional certifications before getting promotion to their next level.
Speaking during the formal presentation of the Nigerian Prisons Survey Report in Abuja on Thursday, February 1, the minister said bagging a degree and spending a certain number of years in service alone will not qualify personnel to move to the next grade level anymore, Daily Trust reports.
Dambazau insisted that personnel of agencies under the purview of the ministry of interior must acquire professional certificated on the job they are doing in order to add more value to the society.
"I got my PHD when I was just a Captain in the Military but I still had to undergo all the professional training to move up the ladder in my career.
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"That Degree you have only allow you to think deeply and come up with better ideas but you must undergo training in your job to do well," he said.
In other news, Abdulrahman Dambazau, on Tuesday, January 23, in Abuja, held a crucial closed-door meeting with heads of internal security agencies over the security challenges in the country.
Speaking before the meeting, Dambazau, a retired lieutenant general, expressed concern over the current security situation in the country.
He said that the meeting was a follow-up to a meeting with state governors over the violent conflicts between farmers and headers in Benue and other places, The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports.
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