Kebbi: NSCDC graduates 8 new senior officers, 63 others


A total of 71 newly trained operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Kebbi state command passed out Friday at the headquarters of the command in Birnin Kebbi.

They comprised 8 officers and 63 rank and file, who spent 6 months undergoing rigorous training, including weapons’ handling.

At the passing out parade, the state Commandant of the Civil Defence Corps, Alhaji Kabiru Abubakar Alkammawa, said all the officers and men had received professional training on the essential rudiments of civil defence and security operations. 

The commandant thanked the Nigerian Army, Birnin Kebbi for making its firing range available to the Corps to train the officers and men on weapons’ handling.

He extended immense appreciation to the Reviewing Officer, the governor of Kebbi state for his material and logistics support to the civil defence to perform its security operations with successes.

The commandant also commented on the 2024 International Civil Defence Day, highlighting the history of civil defence in Nigeria, its operations and performance to date with excellence. 

The Reviewing Officer, Governor Nasir Idris, represented by the Secretary to the State Government, Alhaji Yakubu Bala Tafida, acknowledged the professional handling of arms by officers of the Corps as demonstrated through the dismantling and assembling of rifles within time frame at the passing out ceremony. 

The SSG donated N200, 000 to winner of the first position, N150, 000 to second position and N100, 000 to third position while the female officer – participant received additional N50, 000.

He commended the Civil Defence Corps for its contribution to the maintenance of security in Kebbi State, assuring that the government would double support to the Corps and other security agencies to reenergise them to perform optimally. 

The Zonal Commander of the Civil Defence Corps was represented by DCC Musa Muhammad, who commended the Commandant General of the Corps, Dr. Ahmad Abubakar Audi, for revitalising, repositioning, revamping and restructuring the  Civil Defence for better service delivery.