Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Olusola Odumosu has said the only way for a newly promoted officer to justify his or her promotion is by displaying more commitment and loyalty to duty, insisting that a drop in productivity would be a betrayal of trust of promoting body.
Odumosu, therefore charged newly promoted and decorated officers and men of the Abuja Command of the Corps at a decoration ceremony on Friday to display more loyalty and committed to service as justification for their promotion.
About 1,000 personnel of the Command were among the 21,000 officers and men of the NSCDC that were recently promoted in the recent promotion exercise by the Ministry of Interior.
Odumosu, while reminding the officers that for every promotion, there is requisite responsibility, said that for being found worthy to be promoted, officers must show uncommon loyalty in serving their fatherland and ensure not to disappoint the Commandant General, Dr. Ahmed Audi who is working hard toward clearing backlog promotions in the agency.
He said: “Your promotion is a testament of your hardwork but you should also know that you are expected to do more through your service and loyalty to justify this promotion.
“Our father, the Commandant General is working tirelessly to ensure that those who should be promoted get their promotion and we can only show our appreciation to the government by rededicating ourselves to service of our fatherland.”
The Commandant appreciated support of the Kwali Area Council Chairman, Danladi Chiya to the Corps, as well as the support of royal fathers in the FCT whom he said have been strong allies of the NSCDC in carrying out it’s mandate in area, among others
On his part, the Commandant General, NSCDC, Dr. Ahmed Audi who was represented by Commandant Peter Obiora, said that the agency fought so hard to ensure that available promotion ensure the promotion of 28, 0000 officers who sat for the promotion examination and so far 21,000 made it, this he said is a record breaker.
He said: “When we came on board, some of our priority areas were promotion and staff welfare because we discovered that there is a lot of promotion backlog and we have since been doing that. This promotion is outstanding for us as a Corps.”