U.S. Agency To Train NSCDC
Cases of crime across the country appear to be overwhelming for the Nigeria Police and the Army.
So, reinforcements have to fill in the gap and cover the lapses. But the issue is - the reinforcements are not trained.
The California National Guard of the United States has offered to train personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC).
The officials of the NSCDC will receive training in peace, security and emergency response and the U.S. agency wants it to be in line with international best practices.
The Adjutant General of the California National Guard, Major General David Baldwin, announced the plan at a meeting with the Commandant-General of the NSCDC, Abdullahi Muhammadu.
Baldwin assured the NSCDC of priority attention especially to the areas of Disaster Management, Peace and Conflict Resolution, Security, Aviation, Fire prevention, Medical, Training and re-training of officers.
He believes capacity building is a very critical area of manpower development and the technological enhancement of security agencies in combating insecurity in the society.
The California Guard official also proposed that some officers of the Corps could be trained in the U.S. in the earlier listed areas to become specialists.
It was a welcome idea by the Commandant General of the NSCDC who emphasised that the officials need more capacity building and training to tackle issues pipeline vandalism and illegal mining.