The Nigeria Security And Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has proudly graduated its first pioneering set of 280 members from its command and staff college in Jos.
The successful graduates, made up of 104 females and 176 males, qualified after an intense three-month training programme aimed at preparing personnel physically, mentally, and psychologically for incoming tasks.
At the graduation ceremony, the Commandant General, Ahmed Abubakar Audi OFR, stressed the importance the NSCDC places on capacity building and manpower development.
He said, “the swift commencement of training programme at the college signifies the high level of importance attached to these areas by the NSCDC management.”
Commandant General Audi also iterated that the graduates are now equipped with the necessary knowledge to perform their duties with effectiveness.
He further stressed the need for the graduating corps members to maintain a high sense of professionalism, civility, humility, and to make effective use of the skills learnt during the training.
He urged the graduates to demonstrate dedication, commitment, and loyalty to their appointed responsibilities in defence.
Speaking on the occasion, State Commandant ACG David Urbanus Bille mentioned that the college’s vision of being an intellectual centre of excellence in training and knowledge development in line with international best practices will be maintained by teaching its trainees all that is required.
He also said that the training course covered a wide range of subjects including staff duties, administration and logistics, intelligence, investigations, humanitarian emergency support studies, and geopolitical studies.
“The aim of this comprehensive curriculum is to offer a holistic approach to understanding practical operations in all their complexity and magnitude. This was then followed by an orientation on various NSCDC operations and the roles of staff or commanding officers within the service” he said.
” based on their rigorous training, it is assumed that these course participants are of high intellectual caliber and sound judgment, dedicated to their profession. It is expected that they will not only benefit from the academic freedom they received but will also contribute significantly to their future roles within the defense sectors” he added.