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NSCDC gives families of slain officials jobs, cheques

Dr. Ahmed Abubakar Audi, the commandant general of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), has given checks for unspecified sums of money to the families of dead officers who were attacked and killed by bandits in Birnin Gwari, Kaduna State.

Additionally, he said that each family of the seven killed employees will be given the opportunity to apply for one employment spot, and that the offers had been approved by Interior Minister Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola.

Audi regretted that the Corps had lost officers in the line of duty in the past, but not as many as the Kaduna tragedy when speaking to officers, men, and grieving families at the NSCDC Kaduna Command Headquarters.

He described the killing as colossal, but charged other personnel not to be deterred by the ugly incident.

The NSCDC boss said they should continue to put in their best for a more secured country.

“Death is inevitable, it is heart touching losing the personnel.

“Although, this is not the first time we are losing personnel, but it’s so painful that we lost seven personnel at a time.

“It is a great loss, that is why i am here personally, to encourage all of you, to continue to do your best and not give up,” he said.

A statement by the Public Relations Officer of the Service,  Olusola Odumosu,  hinted that he had initiated the process of payment of death benefits and other entitlements to the affected officers through the office of the Minister.

He explained that the Corps had been settling burial benefits, entitlements, accident and group life Insurance policies to personnel as and when due.

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