Air Commodore G.I. Jibia, Commander of the 303 Medium Airlift Group, Nigeria Air Force, has said the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps is one of the important security outfits in the country.
Jibia disclosed this on Tuesday during his visit to the NSCDC Command Headquarters in Ilorin.
He said that the NSCDC had been contributing to the security of the country since when it was created.
Jibia, who recently assumed office, said that the visit was to seek the cooperation of NSCDC, stressing that no security outfit can succeed without the support of others.
“As the Chief of Defence Staff stated recently, the country is bleeding, security-wise, and we are in a very challenging situation.
“We believe there is a need for all the security agencies to come together and through this collaborative effort, we can be result-oriented,” he said.
He said that it is crucial for security agencies to work together in order to achieve set out goals and objectives.
This is coming after the lawmaker representing lseyin/ltesiwaju/ Kajola/lwajowa Federal Constituency in Oyo State at the House of Representatives, Shina Peller, proposed scrapping of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps.
Peller proposed that the Nigeria Police Force to 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 first reading last Tuesday.