By; RAYMOND TEDUNJAYE, Lagos
The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi has assured personnel of the agency that only merits and dedication to duty counts for promotion under his watch and not influence or clout.
He also assured them that the years of unnecessary stagnation I’m promotion has become a thing of the past.
Audi further promised that he will ensure a transparent process and equitable treatment for all the personnel irrespective of cadre.
This was contained in a release by the Director Public Relations of the Agency DCC Olusola Odumosu made available to journalists on Sunday.
According to the release, the assurance was contained in the message of the CG to the junior personnel of the Corps in all its formations across the States and Zones, including the Federal Capital Territory as well as the National Headquarters, Abuja. who sat for the Promotion Examination held on Saturday 14th May, 2022.
It reads, “You don’t need to know anyone or have long legs before you will be considered for promotion. Under my leadership; merits and dedication to duty counts and mark you; the years of unnecessary roadblocks and stagnation are over too, because I will ensure a transparent process and equitable treatment for all my officers and men”, CG said.
He further intimated that the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Service Board (CDCFIB) has adopted Computer-Based Testing (CBT) for the annual promotion exams for senior officers and advised all personnel to attend computer appreciation courses in preparation for the examination.
Audi reiterated that the Corps is working assiduously to upgrade all NSCDC training schools across the nation with the setting up of a 16 man committee to develop standard curriculum for the Corps and very soon, Career Progression Development Courses will be introduced to different cadres of officers and men as a prerequisite for career advancement or promotion.
About four thousand (4000) personnel are eligible to sit for this year’s Junior Promotion Examination exercise nationwide.