NSCDC boss bags UN award
Commandant General of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Mr Abdullahi Muhammadu, will, along with 20 other people across the world be honoured by Secretary of United Nations with United Nations Public Service Awards (UNPSA) in New York, USA, early next year.
The award, in global recognition of excellence in public service, was launched in 2003 in order to promote and support innovations in public service delivery with the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Leke Alao, secretary of the Center for Convention on Democratic Integrity Inc, Maryland, US, made this known in a statement made available on behalf of civil society coalition who nominated the NSCDC Commandant General.
The coalition said the corps has recorded tremendous achievements in ensuring the protection and assistance of population and safeguarding property and the environment from natural or man-made disasters, which is the core pillar of sustainable development attainment.
“We cannot hope for sustainable development without peace the effort of the corps has reduced human trafficking in Nigeria within and outside the country as the SDGs fall specifically mention human trafficking in the targets of three goals 5, 8, and 16.
“The effort of the corps has given Nigeria hope that such inhuman deal would be a thing of the past in the country,” the statement read.
Alao, therefore, called on governments at all levels in the country to give more financial assistance to the NSCDC in order for it to function maximally.