Friday , September 17 2021

ENEMIES OF PROGRESS: CIVIL DEFENCE HND PERSONNELS IMPEDED FROM WRITING PROMOTION EXAMS SINCE 2012

Secret Reporters

Officers of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC), particularly HND 2012 Personnel intake, have bewailed the treatment meted to them by the Corp for over nine years on their promotion SecretReporters can authoritatively report.

According to the aggrieved officers, they have not been allowed to sit for promotion exams since their inception into the Corp in 2012 despite public service rules stipulating for promotion exams for officers every three years.

One of the affected officers revealed that while their counterparts who joined the Corp in 2012 with a Nigerian Certificate in Education (NCE) or a Bachelor of Science (BSc) degree have been allowed to sit for several promotion exams, they have been subjected to a static rank with their only solace an advancement from level 07 rank of Inspector of Corps (IC) to level 08 rank of Assistant Superintendent of Corps II (ASC II) during the abolishing of HND/BSC dichotomy which they claim should have placed them on the same level with their BSC counterparts who currently are on level 10 rank of Deputy Superintendent of Corps (DSC).

It was further revealed that some NCE holders of the 2012 intake are already at Level 09 rank of Assistant Superintendent of Corps I (ASC I) and Level 10 rank of Deputy Superintendent of Corps (DSC) as to date, nothing has been said by the Corp on any possible promotion for the disgruntled officers operating at the forefront of heightened security threats in the country.

There are, however, call to the relevant agencies, especially the Ministry of Interior Affairs which has oversight on some agencies that have their 2012 intake personnel on level 09 for years now preparing to sit for their promotion exams, to extend this gesture to the HND 2012 intake personnel of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corps (NSCDC) as a morale booster to the officers and the Corp in general.

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