Edo governor, Obaseki, rates NSCDC high on integrity, solicits for additional agro rangers personnel

By Valentine Amanze

The Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki, has rated the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) high in integrity in service delivery in the country.
The governor gave the verdict while on a visit to the NSCDC Commandant General, Abdullahi Gana Muhammadu, in Abuja on Wednesday.

The governor also urged the agency to deploy additional agro rangers personnel in the state towards improving the state’s security.
His words: "You are people of integrity. We have tracked your activities over the years, and I can tell you that Nigerians are proud of you, please maintain the tempo.”
The governor pointed out that the deployment would further ensure the safety of farmers who were the backbone of the state.
Obaseki said that the dispatch of additional rangers would further strengthen the security situation in the state and encourage farmers to focus on their farming activities without fear of attacks.
The governor further assured that the state was willing to partner with the Civil Defence to train the proposed Edo Forest Guards and promised to assist the Corps with logistics in discharging its duty in the state.

“We believe that you can be a major resource for us as security professionals by training our proposed forest guards”, he said.
Responding, the CG thanked Governor Obaseki for his dynamic approach to governance and his determination to finding an enduring solution to insecurity in the state.
He also thanked the governor for all his supports to the Corps in Edo State.
The CG however acknowledged the request of Governor Obaseki to train the proposed Edo Forest Guards in the state, reiterating the readiness of the Corps to work in partnership with the state to find lasting solution to insecurity.

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