05 September 2020 by MATHEW AYOOLA
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC has commended Hunters Group of Nigeria, HGN, for complementing the efforts of other Security Agencies in protecting lives and property in the country most especially at the grassroots. The Commandant General of NSCDC, Alhaji Muhammed Gana gave the commendation at the 3rd Annual Conference of the Hunters Group of Nigeria held in Abuja. The NSCDC Commandant General who was represented by Assistant Commandant of the Corps, Gbenga Agun expressed NSCDC’s readiness to continue to collaborate with the Organization in securing Government’s property in rural areas. He advised members of the Group against acts detrimental to the objectives of the Hunters Group of Nigeria. In a remark, Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Training and Development, Force Headquarters, Uwem Akpan called for continuous support of all stakeholders in the task of combating crimes and terrorism in the country. The AIG stressed the need for State and Local Government Authorities to partner Hunters Group of Nigeria to reduce the rate of crimes in the society. In a goodwill message, the Senator representing Ekiti South Senatorial District, Senator Biodun Olujinmi who expressed concern over the spate of insecurity in the country promised the National Assembly’s support to activities of the Hunters Group of Nigeria.
Senator Olujinmi represented by the Clerk, Senate Rules and Business Committee, Ikalumhe Cornelius urged men and officers of the Group not to be discouraged in the discharge of their duties as the National Assembly is working on the Hunters Group Bill to ensure formal recognition for the Organization. Earlier, the Commander General, Hunters Group of Nigeria, Ambassador Joshua Osatimehin said the Group would continue to compliment efforts of the President Muhammadu Buhari led Administration in the area of security. Ambassador Osatimehin therefore solicited support of State and Local Government Authorities to further enhance the performance of the Organization. The Conference which was attended by State Commanders from the 36 States of the Federation and Zonal as well as National Officers featured presentation of awards and certificates to those who distinguished themselves in activities of the Hunters Group of Nigeria.