Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC said it will take over protection of the 22 railway stations across the Nation.
Commandant General of the Corps, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu disclosed that the decision followed a request by the Nigeria Railway Corporation, and that the operation is in line with the corps’ constitutional role of protecting Critical Infrastructure and National Assets in the country.
Similarly, Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Professor Oloyede, has requested the NSCDC to man the JAMB offices in the 36 States of Nigeria, stating that the Board has the firm belief that the Corps will deliver.
Consequently, the Commandant General has directed the Assistant General, ACG Jonathan Iyagho in-charge of protection of Critical Infrastructure to liaise with the various State Commandants to deploy 5 Personnel each to JAMB offices nationwide for a start.
Gana disclosed the development yesterday while briefing Officers and Men of the Corps at the National Headquarters, Abuja.
He also ordered the deployment of additional 1,000 Personnel to the North East to the already 2,300 Personnel on ground to protect the liberated areas and internally displaced persons, IDPs, effective from November 1 this year.
He revealed that the NSCDC will now have a Railway Command to be headed by a Commandant.
The CG said, ‘’The NSCDC is moving on to greater heights and things done for Officers and Men, must be done well, as they labour earnestly for the glory of the Corps. Henceforth, all allowances and any form of stipend to be paid Officers and Men for their labours will be paid them directly’’.
He called on Officers and Men to be united and work together as one big family, admonishing that, the terrible behaviour of Officers and Men witch-hunting each other should stop. As this leads the corps nowhere.
He reiterated that the Corps within its capacity, is very committed to protecting the Internally Displaced Persons in their various camps and ensure their safety always, as the NSCDC is unflinchingly committed to win the Peace.

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