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FACT YOU DIDN’T KNOW ABOUT NIGERIAN SECURITY AND CIVIL DEFENCE CORP (NSCDC)

Written by Xto Udo

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) is a paramilitary institution in Nigeria that was established in May 1967 by the Nigerian Government , with the act of the
National Assmebly. The act was amended in 2007, to enhance the statutory duties of the corp. Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps is a para-military agency of the Government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria that is commissioned to provide measures against threat and any form of attack or disaster against the nation and its citizenry. The corps is statutorily empowered by lay Act No. 2 of 2003 and amended by Act 6 of 4 June 2007.


The Corps is empowered to institute legal proceedings by or in then and of the Attorney General of the Federation in accordance with the provisions of the constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria against any person or persons suspected to have committed an offence, maintain an armed squad in order to bear fire arms among others to strengthen the corps in the discharge of its statutory duties
The NSCDC was first introduced in May 1967 during the Nigerian Civil War within the then Federal Capital Territory of Lagos for the purpose of sensitization and protection of the civil populace. It was then known as Lagos Civil Defence Committee.

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It later metamorphosed into the present day NSCDC in 1970. On inception, the Corps had the objective of carrying out some educational and enlightenment campaigns in and around the Federal Capital of Lagos to sensitize members of the civil populace on enemy attacks and how to save themselves from danger as most Nigerians living in and around Lagos territory then had little or no knowledge about war and its implications. Members of the Committee deemed it important to educate through electronic and print media on how to guide themselves during air raids, bomb attacks, identify bombs and how to dive into trenches during bomb blast.
In 1984, the Corps was transformed into a National security outfit and in 1988, there was a major re-structuring of the Corps that led to the establishment of Commands throughout the Federation, including Abuja, and the addition of special functions by the Federal Government. On 28 June 2003, an Act to give statutory backing to the NSCDC passed by the National Assembly was signed into law by Chief Olusegun Obasanjo, GCFR, the former president and Commander in chief of the Armed Forces, Federal Republic of Nigeria.

What are the primary duties of the Nscdc?

The primary function of the NSCDC is to protect lives and properties in conjunction with Nigeria police . One of the crucial function of the corp is to protect pipelines from vandalism. The agency also involves in crisis resolutions. They protect the country

When was the Nscdc officially established?

2003

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps/Founded

Who was the first commandant of Nscdc?

Commandant General. Abdullahi Gana Mohammadu was born into an educated family of Alhaji Jimada Gana from Muye, Lapai Local Government Area of Niger state North Central Nigeria. As a young man, he had always believed in the power of education to fulfill whatever dreams he had in life.

What is the motto of Nscdc?

To put to work efficiency, humility and integrity in service delivery with a fresh zeal; bring credibility into concept of security.

What is the full meaning of Nscdc?

Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC)

What is civil Defence salary?

New Salary Structure of the NSCDC: How Much an Officer in the Civil defence is paid. … An officer with NSCDC on level 8 step 1 (Assistant Superintendent Cadre) salary is around N121,000, while for Inspectorate Cadre on level 7 is around N69, 000.

What was the purpose of civil defense?

Civil defence (civil defense in US English) orcivil protection is an effort to protect the citizens of a state (generally non-combatants) from military attacks and natural disasters. It uses the principles of emergency operations: prevention,
mitigation, preparation, response, or emergency evacuation and recovery.

How many months does civil Defence training last?

5 to 6 Months

The exact training timeline is not certain. But from a reliable source, the training may last for 5 to 6 Months.

What is the aim of civil Defence?

The objectives of Civil Defence are to save the life, to minimize loss of property, to maintain continuity of production and to keep high up the morale of the people.

Who is the chairman of Nscdc?

Abdullahi Gana Mohammadu was born into an educated family of Alhaji Jimada Gana from Muye, Lapai Local Government Area of Niger state North Central Nigeria. As a young man, he had always believed in the power of education to fulfill whatever dreams he had in life.

What are the three institutions of the Nscdc and their respective locations?♦

College of Peace and Disaster Management – Kaduna State.

Civil Defence Academy – Sauka,

Abuja-FCT. College of Security Management – OGUN State.


 

 

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