By Nkiru Njemanze
The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Ahmed Abubakar Audi has unveiled a Special Bodyguard/VIP Protection Unit in the Corps with a charge for members to discharge their duties professionally.
The Commandant General gave the charge at the passing-out ceremony of over 501 personnel of the Corps across the federation.
Represented by the Assistant Commandant General in charge of Agro Rangers, ACG Augustine Obiekwe, the CG explained that part of their duties is to ensure the safety and security of individuals who are at a higher risk of facing threats due to their status, prominence and influence.
He reiterated that the primary objective of a VIP Protection Unit is to minimise the risk of harm to the VIPs and maintain their privacy while allowing them to carry out their daily activities and engagements.
Earlier in an address, Assistant Commandant General in charge of Training and Manpower Development, ACG David Abi enjoined the graduants to put into practice all that they learnt in the course of the training, stressing that the Corps must not fall short of expectations.
Abi expressed gratitude to President Bola Ahmed Tinubu’s administration for finding the Corps worthy of the responsibility of Protection of VIPs upon assumption of office.
He lauded the Commandant General under whose far-sighted leadership, the unit has been established and the first batch of trainees inaugurated, leveraging on the President’s desire of repositioning the Corps for effective service delivery.
The CG has however approved the appointment of an Assistant Commandant of the Corps, ACC Donald Anyor, whose contributions in some of the training manuals were significant as Head of the Unit.
Edited By Grace Namiji
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