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NSCDC Assures Success Of Safe Schools Initiative

The Financing Safe School Technical Working Committee has expressed satisfaction with the level of preparedness of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for success of the Safe Schools Initiative Programme.

While playing host to the technical working committee on national schools security, at the Corps National Headquarters, Abuja, the Commandant General, NSCDC, Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi, appreciated the team for their support, commitment and synergy with sister agencies towards ensuring that schools in Nigeria are secured.

He said to protect schools, the Corps introduced the School Community Security Vanguard, established the Special Female Squad, Integrated Electronic Arrest Reporting System amongst others.

According to Audi, two locations have been proposed to be developed as permanent control rooms for the programme by the NSCDC.

He reiterated that, as the lead agency in the protection of Critical National Assets and Infrastructure, NSCDC is ready to deliver on the assignment.

The CG also tasked Private Guard Companies on timely grassroot intelligence gathering to ensure adequate protection of schools in the country.

He affirmed that, the Corps had trained well over 3.5 million guards and advised that since they are close to the grassroots, that relationship could be exploited to attract credible intelligence.

Mrs Halima Iliya, Head of Financing safe schools secretariat and Technical working committee, Ministry of Finance, appreciated the Corps’ donations and promised to utilize the infrastructure provided.

She stressed the need for all stakeholders most especially, security agencies to continue to evolve proactive measures that would yield results in response to the nation’s security challenges.

PR Nkiru Njemanze,Edited by Grace Namiji

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