“The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps ( NSCDC ) has moved to key into the Federal Government’s housing policy to address the accommodation needs of its personnel.”- The Nation
Spokesman of the Corps, Mr Emmanuel Okeh, disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday.
Okeh said the Commandant General (CG) of the Corps, Mr Abdullahi Gana, announced the move while addressing officers and men of the Corps at its headquarters in Abuja.
According to him, Gana directed relevant officers in the agency to work out modalities in that regard.
The officers include the Commandant in charge of housing, and the President of the NSCDC Staff Multi-purpose Cooperative Society.
They were also directed to shop for developers that “are ready to build houses for the personnel at affordable costs in NSCDC Commands nationwide.
“The CG re-assured the personnel that under his leadership they would get their entitlements without favouratism or lobbying, stressing that he belongs to everybody in the Corps.
“Gana, therefore, charged the personnel to always channel their grievances through appropriate quarters and shun rumour mongering,” the spokesman said.
The NSCDC boss had said that the recent “re-integration of next of kins of deceased personnel” into the Corps, was misunderstood by many as a recruitment/replacement exercise.
He stated that fraudsters also capitalised on it to defraud desperate job seekers.
“But we cannot be deterred because it is the only way of compensating the families of those we lost in the line of duty.
“I am using this opportunity to reiterate my advice to job applicants to be careful so as not to fall victims of the antics of scammers.
“As soon soon we get presidential approval to recruit, the Corps will place employment advertisement in national dailies and not online,” Okeh quoted him as saying.
Source: The Nation