Stand Up Nigeria, a non-governmental organisation, on Wednesday lauded the ongoing leadership reforms in the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, being spearheaded by its Commandant General, Dr. Audi Ahmed.
Convener of the group, Sunday Attah said in his speech after leading thousands of Nigerians to stage a solidarity walk to the National Assembly in support of Dr. Audi.
The group vowed that Audi won’t be distracted despite several calls for his removal.
Attah said the march to the National Assembly was convened to give clarity and confidence to the Nigerian masses to the effect that, President Buhari administration’s commitment to the welfare, safety and security of lives and property of citizens is unwavering.
“It is this mandate that Dr Audi as well as his lieutenants are poised at implementing at the NSCDC.
“No distractions, no smear campaigns, no intimidation will suffice. The ongoing reforms at the NSCDC under a clear ministerial directive remain sacrosanct” the group stated.
“Of course, since the appointment of Dr Audi Ahmed as commandant general of the NSCDC, no Nigerian has left in doubt the sagacity with which he has brought to bear on the organisation within a short time.
“Top on the priority of the new regime is the implementation of a very robust and clear mandate as handed down by Mr President through the ministerial directive of the minister interior.
“But barely a year into office, some elements who are bent overboard to distort President Muhammad Buhari administrations blueprint are at it again.
“With all manner of fictitious and smear campaigns of calumny on the person of Dr. Audi and the institution of the NSCDC. This is not only shameful but outright condemnable and must be reversed and aborted.
“Evil people can not go Scot free each time they try to sabotage Mr. President. We need to stand up to defend our heritage and here we are” Attah said.
Paschal Njoku holds a Higher National Diploma (Upper Credit), Mass Communication (2002) from the Federal Polytechnic Oko, Anambra state. He hails from Naze, Owerri North LGA, Imo State. He has been in active journalism since 2003; married with three sons, and plays quality football and tennis.
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