A total of 94 recruits of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) have passed out in Uyo.
Speaking during the passing-out parade on Wednesday,lastweek, the Commandant General, Dr Ahmed Audi,charged the recruits to exhibit high-level discipline.
Audi, who was represented by the Deputy Commandant General, Mr Bassey Bassey, said that they should not compromise on the ethics, core valuesand standards guiding the corps.
“We have a standard of operational procedures which we expect all our officers to operate with. So, as you come in, you have to abide by the corps’ service rules.
“We have ethics that guide us as uniformed men and we expect that all of our personnel should be guided by our ethics to serve this nation.
“Our officers must be disciplined and shun corruption, compromise and anything that will bring a bad image to the corps and that is all we expect from all of you,” he said.
Audi reminded the newly-recruited personnel that over 1.5 million people applied for the job but only 5,000 people were selected, adding that they should count themselves lucky.
He said the recruitment became necessary to boost the corps and enable them to execute its core mandate which includesthe protection of critical national asset among other responsibilities.
Audi charged the recruits to also exhibit loyalty, commitment, dedication and service delivery to the corps.
Earlier in his remarks, the Akwa Ibom Commandant of NSCDC, Mr Abidemi Majekodunmi, said that the recruits would have been on board long ago but were hindered by the COVID-19 pandemic and charged them to remain loyal, committed to the rules and regulations guiding the service.
He expressed the hope that their recruitment would help in tackling some security challenges facing the nation.