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NSCDC CG Orders ImmediateReinstatement of Shina Peller Ssecurity Aides


NSCDC CG Orders ImmediateReinstatement of Shina Peller Ssecurity Aides

The Commandant General,CG, of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps,NSCDC, Ahmed Audi has ordered immediate reinstatement of security operatives attached to Hon. Shina Peller (APC-Oyo State).

NSCDC Public Relations Officer (PRO), Mr Olusola Odumosu, confirmed the development on Thursday.

Peller, representing lseyin/ltesiwaju/ Kajola/lwajowa Federal Constituency in Oyo State, had his NSCDC security details withdrawn on Wednesday.

The letter of the withdrawal sent to the lawmaker was signed by the Head of Administration, Oyo State Command of the Corps, Sotito Igbalawole.

However, Odumosu noted on Thursday that the letter from the Oyo commandant was sent to the lawmaker without clearance.

Odumosu said “The leadership of the NSCDC dismisses as unauthorised and without recourse to the Corps constituted authority, a letter signed and sent to a Member of the House of Representatives, informing him of the withdrawal of officials of the NSCDC assigned to him.

“Not only did the officer in question lack the power to do such, but he was also found to have acted on his whims without clearance.

“The Commandant General, Dr Ahmed Audi, has therefore directed a reinstatement of the withdrawn officers with the complement of necessary courtesies to the Honourable Member.”

Oyo State Command of the Corps, Sotito Igbalawole, had withdrawn Peller’s aides on Wednesday after the lawmaker proposed scrapping of the NSCDC.

Peller also proposed that the Nigerian police should take over the responsibilities of the NSCDC.

The lawmaker made the proposal to the House via the National Security And Civil Defence Corps (Repeal and Transition) Bill 2022, which passed the first reading on Tuesday.

The bill seeks to repeal the National Security and Civil Defence Corps (Amendment) Act 2007, establish a transition management committee to superintend over the NSCDC, develop regulations and implement procedures for the transfer of assets and personnel of the corps to the Nigeria Police Force, and other related matters.

In the bill, Peller noted that “fragmentation of security resources across multiple competing agencies is counterproductive.”

The lawmakers also noted that the mandate of the NSCDC “has now become a duplication of the Nigeria Police Force,” adding, “this has led to avoidable conflicts.”

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