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Rights abuses, attack on national assets won’t be tolerated, FG warns NSCDC officers

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The Federal Government has warned personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) against violating the rights of the citizens.

It noted that personnel’s weapons must instead be used to Nigerians and the nation’s critical assets.

During his maiden visit to the headquarters of the NSCDC on Thursday in Abuja, the Minister of Interior, Hon. Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo said: “I want to thank you for the thankless job you do and for the sacrifices that you make daily to ensure we sleep with our eyes closed.

“I want to plead with you to treat Nigerians with respect in all you do. Being in uniform is not an excuse to abuse the rights of Nigerians. Treat Nigerians with respect. Rights abuse would not be tolerated. The uniforms you wear and weapons you wield are to defend the defenceless and protect our infrastructure”.

He charged the personnel to ensure that the nation’s assets were well protected.

Tunji-Ojo said: “Please take note of this – it is your responsibility to protect our critical national assets and infrastructure – our pipelines, mining sites, schools, hospitals, public buildings, and everything that makes us who we are.

“We will do all in our power to ensure that these two African champions you have presented here are given automatic promotions.

“The era when performance and excellence were attenuated and perhaps some other factors were amplified is over. That era is over. When you perform uniquely, distinctly, and exceptionally, you will be recognized exceptionally.

“I have challenged your CG. You have wonderful ideas and programmes but it is time to walk the talk. The time for action is now”.

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