Hope Uzodinma in romance with NSCDC

* Security outfit to build SE zonal Hqtrs in Owerri
* To handle forest guard services
* Some fear that the security outfit headed by Hausa/Fulani

By Sabi Onyenwe, Owerri

Hope Uzodinma of Imo State seems to be in deep romance with the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC). He paid a visit to their Abuja headquarters and now, good results are coming out. But, some citizens fear wonder whether an outfit headed by a Hausa/Fulani would be right to manage the herdsmen menace in the east.


Owerri, capital of Imo State, is now the South East zonal headquarters of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps(NSCDC) as chosen by the institution and the plan to construct the building is in the pipe line.

Governor Hope Uzodimma of Imo State said this after his official visit to the Commandant General of the NSCDC, Abdullahi Gana Mohammadu at his Abuja office.

He said his visit to NSCDC headquarters was paramount to his administration as the body is key to his efforts in safeguarding the lives and property of Imo people.

Uzodimma specifically solicited the help of an arm of the NSCDC tagged Agro-Rangers whose members are saddled with the responsibility of protecting farmers.

The Imo State governor reiterated his resolve to make Imo State a safe haven for both crop farmers and animal rearers, an effort that will engender a boost in agro-business in the State in the post COVID-19 pandemic era.

The Corps Commandant, Mohammadu, had earlier in his welcome remarks eulogised Gov Uzodimma as a detribalised Nigerian and used the opportunity to remind Uzodimma that the choice of Imo State as zonal headquarters of the NSCDC was well thought about. He solicited the government’s assistance in helping to facilitate a physical structure for the organisation in Imo.

Mohammadu also used the occasion to introduce Walter Chika Akubuiro, an indigene of Imo State, to Governor Uzodimma who was recently elevated from the rank of Commandant to Assistant Commandant-General.

He enumerated some of the tasks before NSCDC to include disaster management of both natural and human made such as protection of water pipe and power lines, communication mast and registering and de-registering of private security outfits in the country.