- The deployment of high-tech security equipment by the new leadership of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has not gone unnoticed
- The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN) says the initiative will curb crime, as well protect lives and properties
- The new leadership of the NSCDC has been at the forefront of using technology to fight crimes in the society
FCT, Abuja - The National Youth Council of Nigeria (NYCN), has expressed optimism that the deployment of high-tech security equipment by the new leadership of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) will give impetus to security operations in the country.
NYCN President, Solomon Adodo, who stated this when he led his team on a visit to the Commandant-General of NSCDC, Ahmed Abubakar Audi, Ph.D. in Abuja assured of the willingness of youth to key into the technology drive to ensure the security of lives and properties.
The NYCN president expressed delight that the deployment of technology by the Corps since the assumption of office by Dr. Ahmed Audi is already yielding positive results.
According to the NYCN president, the birth of technology at the NSCDC has led to the training of thousands of youth to operate, maintain and interpret data generated from the surveillance technology.
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Consequently, the youth body vowed to collaborate with NSCDC and other security agencies in building synergy to sensitize and train the Nigerian youths to be involved in the security of the country.
He further berated faceless organizations trying to tarnish the good image of the NSCDC under the leadership of Dr. Audi.
While acknowledging that the CG's transparency and sanitization drive may be met with stiff resistance by those who benefitted from the old order of corruption, he urged him to remain steadfast in the spirit of President Muhammadu Buhari's anti-corruption war.
In his response, the C.G of NSCDC reiterated that he is committed to rejigging, revamping, reengineering, restructuring, and rebuilding the agency with key priority on personnel welfare, training, and deployment of cutting edge technology in battling insecurity.
He further hinted of the introduction of Local Youth Information Corp at the local communities for the purpose of intelligence gathering across schools in order to intercept invasion and kidnap activities by bandits which is another first in the history of civil defense operations in the entire world.
Anambra Governorship Election: CSOs Score NSCDC High on Conduct During Polls
Recall that a coalition of civil society and non-governmental organisations recently commended the NSCDC and its leadership for the professional conduct of its officers and men deployed to Anambra for the governorship election in the state on Saturday, November 6.
The coalition under the aegis of Coalition of Civil Society Organisations for Transparency and Accountability, noted that officers and men of the NSCDC engaged with voters, other security agents, and citizens in the state with dignity, mutual respect, and proficiency.
Speaking to newsmen in Abuja on Sunday, November 7, the spokesperson for the coalition, Comrade Sunday Attah, particularly commended Dr. Audi, for his top-to-bottom exemplary leadership style.
Anambra Governorship Election: Southern Governors Forum Congratulates Soludo
Meanwhile, the Southern Governors’ Forum (SGF) has congratulated the governor-elect of Anambra, Chukwuma Soludo, stating that his experience as an economist was a great asset to the southeast state.
The forum congratulated Soludo through its chairman and Ondo governor, Rotimi Akeredolu in a statement seen by Legit.ng and signed by Donald Ojogo, the state's commissioner for information.
Akeredolu also commended the Anambra people for their participation while charging Soludo to brace up for the task ahead.