Following the promotion examination conducted by the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prison Services Board (CDFIPB), the promotion lists are generating controversy.
Some aggrieved officers staged a protest at the Ministry of Interior over what they described as ‘selective promotion.’
But, the Commandant General (CG) of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Gana Muhammadu, said the Board was statutorily responsible for promotion, appointment and discipline, adding that selective promotion never occurred.
He expressed shock and disappointment as some senior officers stormed the Ministry of Interior to protest against the promotion lists released by the Board.
In a statement issued by the NSCDC spokesman, Emmanuel Okeh, Muhammadu said as a para-military organisation: ”Our watchword focuses on order and discipline. It is wrong for Officers to storm the Ministry of Interior and Board to protest as there is laid down procedures for them to express and channel their grievances. Before people should react to issues, they should first, understand the issues well. The examinations were conducted for Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Personnel at the same time and the promotion lists released simultaneously.
“The Commandant General has sent words to placate his aggrieved Officers and Men, disclosing that the Minister of Interior has approved that NSCDC write another promotion exam before April 30, 2018. He is calling for calm promising that the concerns of Officers and Men will be addressed. He assured that other good packages meant for Officers and Men will be released to them shortly.”
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