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The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) said it has commenced preparation for its first ever promotion exams.
The exams, according to statement by the PRO of the Civil Defence, Okeh Emmanuel, on Monday, will be for all senior staff between level 7 to 14 in Superintendent and Inspectorate cadres as well as level 15 and 16 respectively.
It said contrary to the allegation that appointment and promotion are done through the back door or meant for the highest bidder, the Corps stated that, the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration, and Prison Service board, an umbrella body regulating appointment, promotion and discipline in the agencies under the Federal Ministry of Interior, are in charge of the promotion examination.
“Therefore, there is no mischief of what so ever. The Commandant General, Dr. Ade Abolurin, who is known for his drive towards staff welfare development, has fought tooth and nail to ensure that he breaks the jinx in his own tenure as the leader of the organisation. He charged his staff to ensure they make the best use of this opportunity that will catapult them to the next level in their chosen career.
“He also charged the junior personnel who are awaiting their own promotional exams in not too distant time to remain resolute as modalities have being put in place for theirs to come up soon,” it said.
The corps stressed that, the exercise is in line with the public service requirement for upward mobility of personnel from one cadre to the other and all the rules governing the exercise as applicable to other services will be strictly adhered to.
“Therefore, personnel involved should take the exercise serious and observe all the lay down procedures by the board,” it added.
The NSCDC reiterated that the exam does not require payment of money, “therefore, anyone found talking about money should be arrested.”
“Also, personnel should be mindful in ensuring and maintaining credibility and integrity at all time as any thing considered to be fake will not be entertained, tolerated and accepted,” it said.