The Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) has said that it is entering into a partnership with France to help train its personnel and provide equipment support for effective service delivery.
In a statement released by the Corps spokesperson, Mr. Emmanuel Okeh, in the Federal Capital Territory on Monday, the Commandant-General of the corps, Mr. Abdullahi Muhammadu, revealed this during a courtesy visit to his office by the Interior Security Attache at the France Embassy, Mr. GERARD Le MER
According to the corps commandant, the partnership will help to enhance the performance of the Corps in discharging its mandate in disaster management and also aid the Private Guards Companies in assisting the NSCDC and other Security Agencies on information gathering at the grassroots level.
On the issue of security challenges in the North-Eastern part of the country, Mr. Muhammadu assured the envoy that NSCDC has been positioned to bring back normalcy to the region by taking over the liberated areas and providing security at the IDPs camps.
The move, according to him was made in order to restore people’s confidence in the government by feeling the presence of security in the area.
He said the Corps as a critical stakeholder in disaster management, has already deployed 2,300 personnel to the North-East, while 2,700 shall be joining them soon.
In his remarks, Mr. Le MER said the embassy was ready to collaborate with the Corps in the area of training and intelligence information sharing, adding that he was pleased with the critical role the NSCDC is playing in the protection of Critical Infrastructure.
He said the Corps needs to be supported with modern technologies for effective monitoring and operation.