Officers receives appartment keys as NSCDC boss inaugurates Mass Housing Scheme for operatives
The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr Ahmed Abubakar Audi, has inaugurated a Mass Housing scheme for officers and men of the Corps with the first batch of beneficiaries receiving keys to their three-bedroom detached bungalows in Abuja.
The first phase of the mass housing project being carried through the NSCDC Cooperative Housing Project, is located at an expansive estate in the Kuchi-Ako area of Kuje, Abuja.
The Estate was named after the pioneer Commandant-General of NSCDC, Dr Ade Abolurin.
The commissioning of the mass housing project, which he conducted the ground-breaking on his 100 days in office, coincided with the commemoration of the 2022 World Civil Defence Day and his one year in office as the 3rd substantive Commandant General of the Corps.
Audi while handing over keys to excited owners of the buildings at a brief ceremony, explained that 22 prototype houses have so far been completed and delivered by the contractor while the construction of 102 others would immediately commence.
The NSCDC boss reaffirmed his unwavering commitment to the welfare of officers and men of the Corps.
He had earlier in the company of his wife, the National President of the Civil Defence Officers Wives Association (CDOWA) Hajia Aisha Abubakar Audi performed the ground-breaking and foundation laying of CDOWA Group of Schools and Skill Acquisition Centre at Sauka, Abuja.
The CG noted that efficiency in service delivery and optimal performance of an officer can only be achieved when the welfare of such officers are guaranteed and his administration would give utmost priority to that.
“If there is anyone whose joy and excitement knows no bound today, it is me because when I came in as the 3rd substantive Commandant General of NSCDC, I said this Administration has come with a renewed vigour to rejig, revamp, rejuvenate, resuscitate and reposition the Civil Defence to a World-Class Elite Organisation poised to protect the lives of citizens as well as safeguarding all critical national assets and infrastructure of the nation.
“I am glad you are all witnesses to these laudable achievements. Today house keys are being handed over to officers and we are also laying a new foundation for another 102 buildings of three Bedroom and two Bedroom within the Estate,” Audi said.
The Chairman, NSCDC National Headquarters Cooperative Society; ACC Aina Oladeji Jones appreciated the CG for playing a fatherly role as the Grand patron of the Cooperate Multipurpose Society, reiterating that the CG at his 100 days in office promised that his Officers would-be house owners before his one year tenure in office and this he achieved.
He lauded the CG for closely monitoring the project and making necessary corrections when the project was under construction which has culminated into great realities in which 22 buildings are being commissioned and keys handed over to the beneficiaries at exactly his one year in office.
The Commandant General maintained that the years ahead will be full of tremendous innovative achievements because the Audi led administration will keep moving on and never get tired of putting smiles on the faces of all personnel of the Corps both at the National Headquarters and all formations in the federation.