Chairman Nigerian Legion decorates CG NSCDC, DCGs with Armed Forces Remembrance emblem, seeks more support
By People’s Voice Nigeria | News
Commandant General (CG) of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Ahmed Abubakar Audi, PhD, mni, OFR and his Principal Staff Officers have been decorated with the Armed Forces Remembrance emblem at the Corps’ National Headquarters in Abuja by the National Chairman of Nigerian Legion, Major General Abdulmalik Jubril rtd, National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP can report.
Shortly before the symbolic decoration with the emblem, General Jubril, explained that the Commander-in-Chief of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, His Excellency, President Bola Ahmed Tinubu, had launched the 2024 Emblem at the Presidential Villa on 25th October, 2023.
He maintained that this annual event serves as a reminder and appeal to the Nigerian Public to appreciate the sacrifices made by members of the nation’s Armed Forces in global peacekeeping as well as internal operations.
The Chairman continued that in the course of such operations, many members of the Armed Forces paid the supreme price thus, leaving behind family members who deserve care.
He explained that the launch of the emblem by government, corporate bodies and individuals together with other forms of support given to the legion will cater for many dependents of fallen heroes, saying they don’t have any budgetary allocation from the government.
We don’t have a budget but only use a short period to appeal for funds to touch the lives of families left behind by our fallen heroes, the Legion Chairman said.
Gen Jubril also used the visit to solicit assistance for recruitment into the Corps for family members of fallen heroes, saying that such a move would give the employed opportunities to serve the nation.
The Chairman further invited CG to honour the January 15th Remembrance Day Ceremony usually held at the National Arcade and State Capitals.
In response, the Commandant General launched the emblem on behalf of the Corps and expressed the resolve of NSCDC to continue to support and partner with the Nigerian Legion.
He lauded the Nigerian Legion for having competent members who are retired from active service and have great professional skills to impact positively on the training of NSCDC personnel, adding that the Corps will not hesitate to leverage such competencies in times of need.
Dr Audi decried the casualties suffered by the Armed Forces during the nation’s Civil war and even at the moment arising from asymmetric warfare which also affects members of the paramilitary agencies.
The CG also directed his Principal Staff comprising Deputy Commandants General and ACGs who were also decorated symbolically by the National Chairman, Nigerian Legion to launch the emblem.
Other highlights of the visit were the presentation of CG’s plaque to the Chairman of the Legion and Group photographs by CG with the Chairman, Principal Staff and members of the National office of the Legion.
CSC Babawale Zaid Afolabi