COVID-19: NSCDC Deploys 9,500 Personnel Nationwide


NSCDC Boss Abdullahi Gana Mauhammadu


Following the nationwide measures being deployed by governments in the country to contain the spread of Coronavirus, the Commandant General, Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, has directed the immediate deployment of disaster management operatives of the corps across the country to curtain the speed spread of COVID 19

According to Ekunola Gbenga, the Media Assistant to the Commandant General, said Abdullahi Muhammadu, in a statement, the NSCDC boss met with his management team on Monday and directed the directorates, especially the disaster management directorate to liaise with State Commandants across the nation to adequate deployment of 9,500 Personnel Nationwide to curtain the speed spread of COVID 19

The commandant General said that the directive was in compliance with the order of the Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.  The deployment cuts across the 774 LGs in the country for the safety of the people.  He calls for Cultural, environmental protection, behavioural change of Nigerians in this trying period.

The Disaster operatives of the corps have been trained by United Nations both home and abroad, National Emergency Management Agency, International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and Nigeria Nuclear and Regulatory Agency (NNRA) etc, Gana said.

The CG asked the officers to prepare for the task ahead while waiting for the Minister’s further directives before commencing operation.  He revealed that Aregbesola has promise kits and training for the officers to be deployed for the operations.