Group donates drones, communication gadgets to NSCDC for enhanced security surveillance

ABUJA- The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has received the donation of three drones and 100 highly profiled self-configured walkie-talkies for better security surveillance.

A statement by the Corps’ spokesperson, CSC Babawale Afolabi, on Monday in Abuja, said that the gadgets were donated by Equipping the Needy Initiative (ETNI), an international organisation.

NSCDC’s commandant general, Ahmed Audi, while receiving the devices, appreciated ETNI for its support.

Mr Audi said that ETNI’s donation demonstrated that security was a collaborative responsibility, both locally and internationally.

“Our partners in their previous visit promised partnership and true to their words, they have come to fulfil that promise today; it shows that they just don’t do the talk but they work the talk,” Mr Audi said.

He assured the team that the gadgets would be deployed to its communication centres for proper and timely information dissemination and surveillance.

“All that has been donated is in trust. So, we will make sure the communication centre, as promised, will serve as a command and control centre where we will harness our national operations.

“The Corps is also in charge of liberated areas and provides safety and security to Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) camps,” he said.

ETNI’s chief executive officer, Benedict Aliku, who visited the Corps headquarters alongside some foreign security experts, said that the donation was a testament to their commitment to supporting the NSCDC.

Mr Aliku reiterated that the organisation would explore other areas for more collaboration in line with the NSCDC Act.

“One such initiative is to leverage the NSCDC Act 2003 as amended to embark on IDP shelter projects for the needy in five states: Kaduna, Benue, Kogi, and Nasarawa.

“Also, there will be the construction of a communication Command Centre that will be domiciled at the Corps HQ to coordinate surveillance across the nation,” he said. (NAN)

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