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NSCDC dismisses officer for looting of COVID-19 palliatives in Abuja

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Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Commandant-General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has approved the dismissal of Corps Assistant Illiya Ibrahim of the Gwagwalada Division, Abuja, for participating in looting of COVID-19 palliatives discovered in a warehouse the area.

Recall that a viral video had showed an NSCDC officer participating in looting of COVID-19 palliatives in Gwagwalada warehouse.

Conveying the approval in a statement on Wednesday, the Media Assistant to the NSCDC C-G’s, Ekunola Gbenga, said the dismissal followed the recommendation of the Junior Staff Disciplinary Committee.

According to him, the recommendation was given after the officer was charged under the public service rule.

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“This disciplinary measure was taken after series of investigations and deliberations by the junior disciplinary committee and recommendations were made to the management,” Mr Ekunola said.

The CG appreciates officers and men of the Corps including members of the public for providing useful information that has assisted the Corps in identifying unfit individuals within the ranks for appropriate action.

He tasked the personnel to remain committed, resolute and firm in the discharge of their duties.

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