The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has commenced the selection process into its proposed Female Squad.
NSCDC, also known as Civil Defence, said personnel of the new squad will be drawn from all its commands across the country.
This is contained in a statement issued by Director, Public Relations of NSCDC, Olusola Odumosu, and obtained by PlatinumPost on Saturday.
Ahmed Audi, Commandant General of the NSCDC, who flagged off the selection process at the National Headquarters in Abuja, said the Special Female Squad was one of his many strategies to reposition, re-jig, revamp and rejuvenate the Corps to a world class organization.
“The Female Squad which will compete favourably with their male counterparts in all ramifications will undergo three weeks intensive and rigorous training as well as capacity building programmes in one of our Training Colleges after the successful ones scale through the preliminary tests of competence, experience, psychological evaluation and comprehensive medical examination to determine their fitness for the programme,” the statement quoted the Commandant General to have said.
Audi, stated that plan is underway to make the proposed female Squad combat ready and formidable as they will be specially trained for physical and tactical maneuvering especially for special intervention and operations which will in no small measure help to address some of our internal security challenges.
While assuring the candidates of his administration’s resolve to providing the necessary logistics and minimal comfort during the training, the Commandant-General tasked them to put in their best as this will go a long way in restoring the past glory of the Corps.