Insurgency: FG assures security personnel of motivation

By Bode Olagoke

The federal government yesterday restated its commitment towards the training and welfare of its security personnel in order to boost their morale.
Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, gave the assurance while commissioning 200 KIA brands of vehicles provided under the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) cooperative car welfare scheme in Abuja.
Moro said the welfare scheme was in line with the federal government’s resolve to bolster staff morale and thereby concentrate on enhancing efficiency and productivity.

He said the government on its part was committed to completing the paramilitary village for the purpose of providing accommodation for personnel, assuring that the NSCDC personnel would benefit from the scheme.
He said: “The commissioning of 200 KIA vehicles under this second phase of the programme is a testimony to our collective sincerity as a government to uplift the standard of living of security personnel and ameliorate any form of difficulties they face in the discharge of their duties.”
Earlier, the Commandant General of the Corps, Dr Ade Abolurin, said the programme was part of efforts to ensure that staffers were properly motivated to keep away from unwholesome acts.

Abolurin while commending the minister for his support, especially in ensuring welfare of personnel, urged him to facilitate the process of procuring a helicopter and other equipment to enable the corps operate on the same pedestal with her counterpart in the world.
For his part, the president of the co-operative, D.A. Abi, said the programme was a success because of the support of the minister and commandant-general and assured that the co-operative would continue to explore ways of making life better for staff.