Plans are underway by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC to recruit an additional 10,000 personnel into the service.
Management disclosed that the need for the additional workforce became necessary to meet up with demands from different Ministries, Departments and Agencies of government seeking for deployment of the Corps personnel.
A statement from the corps spokesman Emmanuel Okeh, said the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Abdullahi Muhammadu Gana requested for additional 10,000 personnel.
Gana disclosed that with the demand from Ministry of Agriculture, the Corps is expected to provide 6,000 personnel to protect the proposed 200 cattle ranches in order to curtail the incessant crisis between the Fulani herdsmen and Farmers.
The CG said the MD of the Nigeria Railway Corporation had also requested the deployment of 3000 men to their 22 installations across the country since the sector has been classified among the critical infrastructure of government.
He adds that the same request came from the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and essentially from the office of the National Security Adviser (NSA) requesting the deployment of his men to secure the dams in the country following the threat from Boko Haram to poison the source of our drinking water.
The statement said Gana made the remark after the decoration of 10 senior officers promoted from the rank of Commandant to Assistant Commandant General at the Civil Defence Academy, Abuja.
The promoted officers are; Adamu Soldier, Aminu Ali, Bassey Bassey, Kabiru Gambo, Fatima Musa Ekaje, Yakubu Danladi Cladius, Popoola Waheed, Zakari Ibrahim Ningi, Helen Amakiri and Augustine Obiekwe.
At the event, the Commandant General clarified that the promotion of the officers was purely on merit, therefore they must justify the confidence given to them.
He further encouraged NSCDC personnel to be patient as the management is working towards ensuring payment of their shift arrears, election allowances as soon as funds are made available by the Government and not to join rumour mongers speculating that their money was embezzled.