Ahmed Abubakar Audi, Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defense service (NSCDC), has introduced the service’ new VIP Protection Unit.

Commandant General Audi issued a statement through the NSCDC’s national PRO, CSC Babawale Zaid Afolabi, urging the new unit to perform their jobs professionally and refrain from doing anything that would bring discredit to the NSCDC.

Following intensive proficiency training at the corps’ national headquarters in Abuja, Audi addressed the graduating class of over 501 individuals selected from state commands across the federation and other formations.

Audi, who was represented at the event by Assistant Commandant General in command of Agro Rangers, ACG Augustine Obiekwe, said that one of their responsibilities is to protect people who are more likely to be targeted because of their position in society.

He reaffirmed that the unit’s first priority is protecting the safety of VIPs without impeding on their ability to go about their normal routines.

In his opening remarks, Assistant Commandant General for Training and Manpower Development ACG David Abi urged the officers to make use of the training they had just received and to ensure that the corps did not fall short of its goals.

“Consequent upon the need to give practical expression to the responsibility from the Federal Government, the Commandant General swung into action by approving the establishment of a special bodyguard/VIP protection unit for the purpose of proper coordination, command, and control training of selected personnel for better service delivery in line with global best practises,” he stated.

Therefore, the NSCDC Commandant general sanctioned the promotion of Assistant Commandant of Corps Donald Anyor, who had made important contributions to several of the training manuals, to the position of unit commander.

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