Six hundred and thirty-one volunteers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Yola, Adamawa State have staged a street protest demanding to be regularised as bonafide staff of the corps.
Speaking to newsmen, the spokesperson of the protesting NSCDC volunteers, Livingston Mohammed, said since they were engaged in 2008 up till now their appointments have not been regularised.
“We have been screened several times by screening committees from time to time to ensure all the volunteers benefit the organisation, we still await regularization”.
He said, apart from undergoing screening and verification, the volunteers, were also trained on arms drill, dismounting and assembling of rifle, 5-inch drill and double Sentra drill and silent drill.
The spokesperson said they have worked diligently and carried out various high risk assignments to assist law enforcement agencies on patrol and rescuing lives and property which they have done with passion and enthusiasm adding that they were recently served with screening forms so that they could operate as bonafide staff of the corps noting that despite all the processes they were still deprived of appointment letters.
Responding, Adamawa State Commandant of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, Alhaji Nurudeen Abdullahi, said as far as they were concerned, there are no volunteers of the corps in Adamawa State.
“Recruitment exercise of the corps is going on and anybody that wants to apply should apply”.
The Act that established the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps 2003, refer to as the corps which shall consist of such members of volunteers and regular members as may from time to time be required under the provision of this act.