Nigeria

NSCDC provides jobs, cheques to families of slain personnel

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Rivers State has seized five trucks for carrying illegally refined petroleum products.

Families of the officials who were attacked and killed by bandits in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State, have received unknown sums of money in the form of checks from the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi.

He further said that the Minister of the Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, had approved his offers of employment to the families of the seven fallen personnel.

At the NSCDC Kaduna Command Headquarters, Audi told officers, men, and bereaved families that the Corps had lost officers in the line of duty before, but not as many as in the Kaduna event.

He characterised the killings as massive but urged his colleagues to carry on nevertheless.

The commandant of the NSCDC urged his employees to keep giving 110% in the name of national security.

“Death is inevitable; it is heart-touching losing the personnel.

“Although this is not the first time we are losing personnel, it’s so painful that we lost seven personnel at a time.

“It is a great loss, that is why I am here personally, to encourage all of you, to continue to do your best and not give up,” he said.

Possibly through the Minister’s office, Public Relations Officer Olusola Odumosu has begun paying death benefits and other entitlements to the impacted officers, as alluded to in a statement he released.

He said the Corps had been paying out death payments, retirement benefits, and accident and group life insurance to employees promptly.

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