Ukpono Ukpong, Abuja
Minister of Interior, Abulrahman Dambazau has commissioned the new ultra-modern medical centre of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) at its national headquarters in Abuja.
According to the Permanent Secretary, Georgina Ekeoma Ehuriah, who represented the minister, the new medical centre will improve the welfare of corps personnel tremendously as it avails them access to good medical services.
She added that the corps though the youngest of all the security agencies, has made tremendous progress since its establishment.
The permanent secretary appreciated the corps exemplary performance in numerous national assignments and stated that the minister is particularly happy with the corps for making the ministry proud in the recent 2019 elections.
Responding, the NSCDC boss, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, expressed appreciation to the minister for his efforts in ensuring that the corps attains enviable heights.
Gana explained that the NSCDC with the support of the minister has achieved immensely in carrying out its mandate and have succeeded equally in the area of disaster management in collaboration with NEMA for the rescue and evacuation of disaster victims.
He commended the federal government for the support and assistance the corps is getting towards ensuring effective service delivery to the nation, reiterating that his leadership has ensured the judicious use of funds made available to the organization as evident in on-going capital projects being executed by the corps.
According to Gana, the medical centre is to further enhance staff welfare, stating that the centre is very well-equipped to meet the required standard while medical services will not be restricted to staff alone but would be extended to those requiring medical attention.