As part of efforts to promote its Safe School Initiative and provide full-proof security for schools, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps NSCDC has commissioned an all-female squad after four weeks of intensive and rigorous training at the NSCDC Training College, Katsina.
Director, Public Relations at the national headquarters of the NSCDC in Abuja, DCC Olusola Odumosu disclosed this in a statement issued Friday in Abuja.
At the passing out parade in Katsina, Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola commended the leadership of the Corps for taking the lead in establishing a Female Squad as part of strategies to address present security challenges confronting the nation.
The minister who expressed delight over the initiative said the move will no doubt add value to the security architecture of the country, while at the same time enhancing the operational capacity and efficiency of the Corps.
Speaking on the significance of women in the fight against terrorism, banditry, kidnapping, and other forms of insecurity, Aregbesola reiterated that since women account for more than half of the nation’s population, it is apt to include them in all aspects of nation-building as studies have shown that women are more likely to attract the cooperation, confidence, and trust of the citizens than their male counterparts.