Gov Bala receives new Bauchi NSCDC boss, lauds ex-Commandant over synergy with govt

Bauchi State Governor, Senator Bala Mohammed Abdulkadir has lauded the former State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ameh Edo James, over synergy with the state government.

The Governor was speaking when he received in audience, the newly posted Commandant of the NSCDC, Ilelaboye Olajide at the Government House on Thursday, lamented that the former Commandant was “removed from Bauchi for doing good.”

Bala Mohammed, while expressing confidence that the new Commandant will discharge his responsibility effectively, regretted that the former Commandant was removed from Bauchi state for doing the right thing.

The Governor stressed that, “The man that was brutally removed from here was my brother and he brought a lot of collaboration and synergy between the government and the Corps”.

According to him, “what you have seen on the ground was because of him, but I think he was punished for being good and that is the collateral damage that he suffered from because sometimes leaders bring politics into governance which is very unfortunate”.

He further pointed out that, “You are always at the receiving end, you, the Command and what have you, but I wish you well and I wish the Commandant General well and we will continue to work with you.”

He said that,”there is nothing personal about it, but certainly I wish him all the best because he’s one of the best persons I have met as an Officer of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps”.

The Governor then explained that he has a very good relationship with the NSCDC, saying that his administration is always ready to lend support with the hope that the gesture will be reciprocated.

“We are only doing it on behalf of the people who brought us by the grace of God, to power. I provided about ten vehicles for you so that you will be able to do complementary services to what the police and the Nigerian Army are doing”, Bala Mohammed said. 

The Governor explained that, “Because we believe in you but certainly we are doing it because we should have synergy and understanding.”

He also said that the government and the NSCDC must work hard to provide the conducive atmosphere for the law-abiding citizens to sleep with their eyes closed. 

Bala Mohammed while advising the officers of the NSCDC to be good all the time as a security agency that is very close to the people, urged them to always work to rid Communities of every criminal tendencies and not abating it.

assured that the present government under his regime will continue to render necessary support to help the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) discharge its responsibilities effectively in the state.

The newly posted Bauchi state Commandant, Ilelaboye Oyejide has while speaking earlier, noted that his presence in Bauchi was to rid it of all illegal miners as well as to protect critical assets of the government.

According to him, he will work towards ridding Bauchi state of illegal private security companies, adding that he has set the ball rolling by holding a Stakeholders’ meeting with heads of private security companies operating in the state.

The state Commandant further explained that he has since introduced night patrol to enable his officers fight the menace of Sara suka thugs and kidnappers in the state.

According to him, “Sincerely speaking, I have served in various Commands across the country, I have not come across a state that loves and so caring about the NSCDC like Bauchi State. When I assumed here and saw the fleet of operational vehicles, it was sincerely, very wonderful.”

He added that,”In some of our State Commands, when you get there, you hardly see 3 to 4 vehicles for operations. We sincerely appreciate you and your government for this.”

Ilelaboye Olajide then assured that the Command will synergize with other security agencies working in the state to ensure a crime free state calling for support and cooperation. 


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