In furtherance of its efforts to promote and advance the social and economic interests of personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), the Federal Government has flagged-off the NSCDC cooperative housing scheme at the Corps headquarters Abuja.
Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony of the project, Commandant General of the NSCDC, Associate Professor Ahmed Audi, Corps management has been very supportive of the activities and programmes of the cooperative society aimed at promoting and advancing the social and economic interests of its members.
He observed that the idea of the cooperative housing is in furtherance of staff’s welfare programmes toward enhancing the financial status of the corporative s society for uplifting the standard of its members.
He said: “The cooperative house is designed to accommodate such facilities as conference centres, event centres, shopping malls, guest houses, gyms and other recreational facilities/services that will be available for use not only by its members but will also be open for use by the general public.
“The Corps Management respects the independence of the Cooperative Society, we will not fold our arms and condone any act of indiscipline and mismanagement of resources placed under your care to the detriment of the welfare of your members.
“As Executives, you are expected to offer selfless services and not fritter away resources pooled together by members under your care. Let me remind you that you will be held accountable for your conduct in the course of your tenure as Executives of the Cooperative Society”.
In his remarks, the Development Consultant, who designed and constructed the project. Messrs. Jubeb Engineering Services Nigeria Limited, represented by its Chief Executive, Dr Adeola Badru, said each floor of the building will be named after the governors of 36 states including FCT.
Also speaking, the Governor of Nasarawa State, Abdullahi Sule, said Nigerians cannot be a coward to united nation security alert threats.
He said Nigeria can not allow anybody to scare us around and that our country is not safe, Nigeria is safe. Nigeria will continue to be safe, and you will continue to support our country.
According to him, “When the US announced the security alert, the UK followed, Australia followed and people are scared of coming to Abuja.
“We had our first security meeting in order to address the issues because we cannot take issues of security lightly. But I encourage you, we can not be made cowards by anybody. Because of the issues in this country.
“Nigeria belongs to us. Nigeria is our only country. We must get up as members of the NSCDC and all the other security agencies in this country and defend our nation and not allow any criminals to overtake us. So nobody can scare us from coming to Abuja.
“But when you go out there to do your work as members of the NSCDC understand that you’re not only doing it as security agents but also as people of Nigeria, that you are doing it for your own children and grandchildren.
“So you should put your blonde and whatever it is in your sweat to defend this country and do not allow criminals to cow us into where we are. That is not what you’re supposed to be and we cannot continue to do that”, he advised.