- NSCDC personnel providing security for Shina Peller, a member of the House of Representatives has been withdrawn
- In an earlier report, NSCDC said the withdrawal of the personnel guarding the federal lawmaker became imperative
- The personnel might not be unconnected with the introduction of a Bill by the Oyo lawmaker proposing to scrap the NSCDC
Security personnl attached to Shina Peller has been withdrawn following a directive of the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), The Punch reports.
It was gathered that the federal lawmaker representing lseyin/ltesiwaju/ Kajola/lwajowa at the House of Representatives called for the agency to be scrapped and merged with the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
Peller proposed the bill to the green chamber via the National Security And Civil Defence Corps (Repeal and Transition) Bill 2022.
The bill seeking to repeal the NSCDC (Amendment) Act 2007 and other related matters passed the first reading in the chamber on Tuesday, February 1.
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NSCDC reacts to withdrawing Shina Peller's security personnel
Igbalawole in a letter to the lawmaker dated February 2, explained that the personnel were withdrawn due to the deployment of the command for an urgent national security assignment.
The letter reads in part:
“Following the directive of the Commandant General on the necessity of the deployment of the command personnel for an urgent national security assignment; on behalf of the state commandant, I hereby withdraw all personnel attached to you.
Recruitment: NSCDC finally shortlists 5,000 out of 1.4m, issues important directives to candidates
Legit.ng previously reported that with the ongoing plan by the federal government to increase the capacity of personnel in the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), the ongoing recruitment has an update.
At least 5,000 out of the nearly 1.5 million Nigerians who applied for available vacancies were shortlisted by the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB).
The announcement was made by Aisha Rufai, the secretary of the board during a press briefing on Thursday, January 13, at the Civil Defence headquarters in Abuja.