NSCDC Deploys New Commandant To Lagos

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By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has substituted the Commandant of the Lagos Command with a new boss in the person of Usman Ishaq Alfadarai.

Alfadarai, who assumed office on Monday January 23, 2023, took over Eweka Okoro who has been redeployed to Osun State Command.

This was contained in a statement by the command’s spokesperson, DSC Abolurin Oluwaseun made available to journalists in Lagos.

According to the release, the new State Commandant was born in 1970 in Zaria city, in Zaria Local Government Area ( LGA ) of Kaduna State. He  attended Salvation Army Primary School, Agege,  between 1976 and 1982. He also attended Anwar-ul Islam College, Agege, between 1982 and 1987 both in Lagos. After his secondary education, he attended School of Basic Studies, Bauchi State Polytechnic, Bauchi from 1987 to 1989. He then proceeded to the prestigious and popular Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria from 1990 to 1993, where he bagged his Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science. As a result of his unrelenting quest for knowledge he also holds a Master Degree in Public Administration ( MPA ) from the prestigious University of Lagos.

Alfadarai was enlisted into the service in 2006 and rose through hardwork, dedication and commitment to the rank of Commandant of Corps.

 He has also served in various capacities in the Corps in several States of the Federation, which  include, these amongst others, Divisional Officer of Giwa, Chikun, Jaba and also Jema’a LGA of Kaduna State; Head of Operations Department at Kano, Katsina and Zamfara State Commands; Head of Administration Department at Jigawa and Zamfara State Command.

In the course of his career, he also attended a lot of courses, which include but not limited to ; Disaster Management Simulation Training Exercise , Armed Force Simulation Centre , Jaji, Weapon Handling Training Course, Prison Staff Training College, Kaduna, Internal Security Exercise, Nigeria Army School of Infantry, Jaji, just to mention a few.

More so, the erudite and seasoned senior officer belongs to quite a number of renowned academic, professional and strategic bodies, which include; Fellow National Defence College ( fdc ), course 30 and Member Nigeria Institute of Management ( mnim ) amongst others .  

Most recently, the new NSCDC, Lagos State Commandant also served as the Principal Staff Officer ( PSO ) to the erudite, enigmatic, sedulous, sagacious amiable and indefatigable  Commandant General ( CG ), Nigeria Security and Civil Defense Corps, CG Ahmed Abubakar Audi, PhD, mni, OFR,  where he has acquired the very needed leadership, operational, tactical and administrative strategies and tacts to turnaround Lagos State Command and ensure the safety of lives and property in line with the Corps’ mandate in the State .

Alfadarai, while addressing officers and men of the Command, re-assured Lagosians of maximum protection of critical national assets and infrastructure, through robust engagement with critical stakeholders and synergy with all other security agencies, religious bodies, community leaders and youths especially, now, that we are closer to the forthcoming 2023 general elections and beyond .

He is happily married and blessed with wonderful children.

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