" To whom much is ventured, much is expected. You are all now wearing new shoes, new caps with more responsibility. "
These were the words of the elated Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, to the new promoted Officers of the Organization, who were elevated from the rank of Commandant of Corps to Assistant Commandant General of Corps.
These weighty words were admonishment given the 10 Commandants who were decorated with their new ranks of Assistant Commandant Generals at the Civil Defence Academy, Sauka, Abuja.
The CG highlighted that the promotion of the elevated Officers was purely the design of the Almighty God, as a good number of the Officers neither knew that they were promoted, this was orchestrated by one of the Commandants who came, but never knew of his promotion, and so could not come with his new rank. It was at the podium of citation that the new rank was bought and worn on him.
The NSCDC helmsman also revealed that, the promotion done is purely on merit. The parametres used are - Seniority of the Officers, attendance of the Defence College and Federal Character was applied to arrive at the number approved and promoted.
The promoted Officers from Commandants to Assistant Commandant General are :
ACG AMINU ALI
ACG S. ADAMU SOJA
ACG BASSEY .O BASSEY
ACG (BARR.) AUGUSTINE OBIEKWE
ACG WAHEED.B POPOOLA
ACG KABIRU GAMBO
ACG FATIMA MUSA EKAJE
ACG ZAKARI IBRAHIM NINGI
ACG CLAUDIUS DANLADI YAKUBU
ACG HELEN AMAKIRI
The Commandant General charged the newly decorated ACGs that starting from Monday, December 12, 2016, they should start functioning in their new capacity.
On behalf of the promoted ACGs, ACG (Barrister) Augustine Obiekwe who gave the vote of thanks noted, that destiny was at work in their elevation and thanked God immensely for their promotion. he promised that they would carry out their duties as is required them.
Meanwhile, the CG and Management Staff and Officers and Men of the Corps, have wished the Principal Staff Officer, ACG Aminu Ali, who will be retiring shortly a happy retirement from Service, and a blissful blessed future.
ACC EMMANUEL OKEH