Nigeria at 61: NSCDC boss calls for renewed mindset, actionable intelligence to boost security

The Commandant General, NSCDC, Ahmed Audi, on Friday, emphasized the need for continued tolerance of each other’s differences and mutual co-existence.

This will clearly showed as a people who are united in diversity and resilient in the face of daunting challenges to our continued survival as one unified entity.

In a statement by DCC Olushola Odumosu, Director Public Relations NSCDC National Headquarters, said CG Audi also, advocated for a renewed mindset and provision of actionable intelligence to keep Nigeria safe.

This according to him, would help us to live peaceful and thrive, adding that security operatives relies on the supply of credible information to nip security challenges in the bud.

He enjoined all Nigerians to desist from any form of ethnic discrimination, political idiosyncrasy, religious chauvinism, superfluous agitation and all other vices affecting our growth and development.

The statement charged Nigerians to reflect more on the gains and achievements of our unity and togetherness in the last 61 years.

He also reminded them not to forget our various shortcomings which are surmountable if we all imbibe new orientations to promote the interest of Nigeria by putting the nation first in all we do.

He added that, “There could be hitches here and there, but we shall get it right soon”.

According to Audi, the current security challenges bedeviling the country, which include terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, insurgency, cultism, armed robbery an so on will surely be surmounted because of the political will of President Muhammadu Buhari to defeat these unscrupulous elements holding the country to ransom.

“We should not allow this seemingly overwhelming security challenges deter us from coming together and pulling through as a great nation.”

He commended his Zonal Commanders, state commandants and officers and men of the corps for their patriotic zeal of ensuring a hitch free independence celebration across the country by putting security in place in their various formations.

He further enjoined them to continue to be on red alert and continue to checkmate any breach of peace or vandalism of the nation’s critical national assets and infrastructure, while also ensuring that all law-abiding citizens are protected while going about their legitimate businesses.

Audi congratulated the President and Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces, the Vice President, Senate President, the Speaker, members of National Assembly including all Nigerians at home and in the diaspora for coming this far as a nation.

He appealed to all citizens to always put Nigeria in their prayers and be more nationalistic in thinking and approach to issues especially one that bothers on national security.

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