The tenure of the Commandant General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Abdullahi Gana, has been extended by a further six months.
This was made known to newsmen on Sunday in Abuja, by the spokesman of the NSCDC, Emmanuel Okeh.
Okeh further said the extension is effective from July 17, 2020 to January 2021 and not for another five years as speculated in the media. He added that the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola was the one that approved the extension.
“It is therefore instructive to point out that the information, as being circulated in some sections of the media is untrue, incorrect and seriously misleading
“And a figment of the imagination of the writers in an attempt to cause confusion and disaffection in the system while at the same time projecting the leadership of the Corps in bad light,” he said.
Mr. Okeh said that the corps therefore wished to place on record that the interior minister had graciously approved an extension of the tenure of the NSCDC commandant-general for a six-month period.
Mr. Okeh also assured the government and all Nigerians that the added time for the NSCDC boss would be utilized to further develop and grow the organization to the standard expected of an international organization like civil defence.
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