The Northeast Development Commission (NEDC) has today donated 230 units of bulletproof vests and the same number of helmets to operatives of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
The protective were donated to the Civil Defence following a recent training of 230 personnel of the Borno state government agro rangers programme. NSCDC, Borno state command is piloting the agro rangers programme that provides security to farmers in government-designated safe locations.
According to the Managing Director of the NSCDC, Goni Alkali, the Commission had also trained 230 personnel In intelligence gathering in the local communities.
He said the gesture was in line with the core mandate of the commission.
“Our work dwells majorly on the issue of development and we cannot have development without security and stabilisation,” he said.
“We have to have a stabilised environment to do our work. And the Corps is one of our critical partners and we have it very necessary to assist to do their jobs so that we too can feel safe to do our job.”
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The Assistant Commandant General of the NSCDC, AndyDate who led other officials of the Corps to receive the protective kits thanked the NEDC for always identifying with them.
He said the protective gadgets presented to judiciously put to use in a manner that they would aid in bringing a lasting peace for development of the region.
“These kits would take our work to the next level here in the Northeast subregion, and we are very grateful to the NEDC for the partnership,” he said.
The Commission’s executive director, humanitarian Umar Musa-Yashi led other directors in presenting the helmets and bullet proof jackets to the NSCDC officials at a brief ceremony the NEDC headquarters.