Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps has promoted 19 senior officers who had been on one rank for the past ten years.
The promoted officers include six personnel who rose from Assistant Controller-Generals, (ACGs), to acting DCGs while 13 others where promoted to the ranks of commandants after being stagnated for at least 10 years.
A statement made by the Commandant-General of the corps, Dr Ahmed Audi on Wednesday bduring the decoration of the newly promoted officers read:
“When I came into office and took a look at the promotion list, I noticed that some people were suppos3e to be promoted but were not in the list while others who were not due for promotion had lobbied and their names were on the list, so I immediately expunged them.
“I am making efforts to see that all those whose promotions have stagnated for many years get promoted accordingly. Promotion is a privilege that comes from service, so you all must reciprocate that through more dedication to service.
“I hope to build a positive culture that will create a very unique identity for the corps within the security architecture of Nigeria.
“I will base my decisions on three cardinal principles and that includes improved welfare, fighting fraudulent behavior, and the promotion of personnel as at and when due.”
The Permanent Secretary of the Ministry of Interior, Dr. Shuaib Belgore, represented by the ministry director, Dr. Funsho Alabi, encouraged all those promoted to put in their best and see the promotion as a call to greater service to their fatherland.
Belgore said “Promotion is a call to service and we have seen a number of promotions across all the agencies under our ministry. This alone is an indication of dedication by the minister, Rauf Aregbesola.”