Authorities of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have been implored to consider the sacrifices of old volunteers across the country in safeguarding the security and peace of Nigeria through the civil defence by absorbing them in the ongoing recruitment of the corps.
This plea was made by the pioneer volunteers of NSCDC, Osun State Command in Osogbo.
They lauded the federal government’s giant strides in curtailing activities of insurgents across the country, especially in the area of combating vandalism of electricity poles and pipeline of NNPC among others.
In a chat with our correspondent, the coordinator Of NSCDC pioneer volunteers, Comrade Sunday Oyedokun lauded the submission of Hon. Goodluck Opiah Nanah representing Ohaji Egbema Oru-west federal constituency on the floor of house of representatives in the 8th Assembly concerning the absorption of volunteers.
“This singular act of patriotism of the Hon.Goodluck Opiah that bothers on the fact that the volunteers of NSCDC must be integrated into the corp came to the fore on 23rd of March,2017.
“He quoted as saying that the plight of the old volunteers of the NSCDC who are yet to be absorbed into corp must be looked into holistically.
“Hon. Nanah had recalled that before the formal adoption of the NSCDC as a paramilitary organization by the federal government, recruitments into the corps was voluntary by individuals who desire to serve their father land,” he said.
Comrade Oyedokun maintained that the NSCDC since inception has been complimenting the efforts of other security agencies in the country to checkmate crime, and ensure safety of lives and property.
According to Osun coordinator of the old volunteers of the NSCDC,there is no concrete efforts or plan to absorb majority of the volunteers into fold since 1988, noting that the development has worsened unemployment situation in the entire country.
He therefore appealed to the federal government and the top echelons of the corp to seriously and passionately consider the old volunteers and integrate them into the NSCDC without further delay.
Oyedokun posited that the NSCDC top echelons may also consider the dependants or relations of the old corps who are no longer fit to work again and give them job.