World Civil Defence Day: NSCDC inducts 31 new intakes in Imo

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The Nigeria Safety and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has inducted 31 new intakes into the corps in Imo State, to mark World Civil Defence Day 2024.

Commandant of the NSCDC in Imo, Mr Matthew Ovye, stated this throughout a ceremony to induct the intakes and mark the Day in Owerri on Friday.

The Worldwide Civil Defence Organisation (ICDO), created by the United Nations in 1950, proclaimed March 1 as World Civil Defence Day in 1990 to mirror on the essential position of civil defence organisations in safeguarding the security and well-being of civilians.

The theme for the 12 months 2024 is: “Honour Heroes and Promote Security Abilities.”

Ovye, whereas congratulating the brand new intakes on a profitable induction, urged them to mirror on the essence of the Day and to recollect the significance of being ready for emergencies and disasters.

He counseled his males and officers for his or her immediate response in areas of civil unrest and pure disasters, in addition to their dedication to the security of civilians and significant nationwide infrastructure.

“At the moment serves as an important reminder of the significance of being ready for emergencies and disasters and the essence of progressive know-how for civil defence providers.

“On behalf of our Commandant-Common, Ahmed Abubakar-Audi, I convey you good tidings from the ICDO and commend all officers and males of the command in your fast response in areas of disasters resembling street accidents, landslides, earthquakes and others,” he stated.

Talking, Zone “E” Commander of the NSCDC, Mr Udoh Ukoh, suggested the newly inducted intakes to be skilled and keep away from instances of unintentional use of ammunition.

The oath of workplace was formally administered to the brand new intakes by the command’s authorized officer, Mrs. Gloria Ukwuoma, a lawyer.

A spotlight of the occasion was the presentation of reward objects, together with meals and clothes to widows of the command’s fallen heroes by the commandant and a money donation of N500,000 to the widows by the member representing Mbaitoli constituency within the Imo Home of Meeting, Mr. Harmless Ikpamezie.

The occasion was attended by representatives of all safety businesses within the state in addition to personal safety businesses working within the state.

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