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Civil defence withdraws personnel attached to Shina Peller after calling for scrapping of NSCDC

The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps has withdrawn the personnel attached to the lawmaker representing lseyin/ltesiwaju/ Kajola/lwajowa Federal Constituency in Oyo State at the House of Representatives, Shina Peller.

The withdrawal of the personnel followed the introduction of a bill by Peller proposing to scrap the corps and merge it with the Nigeria Police Force.

The lawmaker proposed the bill to the House via the National Security And Civil Defence Corps (Repeal and Transition) Bill 2022, which passed the first reading on Tuesday.

In a letter to the lawmaker dated February 2, 2022, by the Head of Administration, Oyo State Command, Sotito Igbalawole, the Corps claimed that the withdrawal of the men was necessitated by “the urgent national need.”

“Following the directive of the Commandant General on the necessity of the deployment of the command personnel for an urgent national security assignment; on behalf of the state commandant, I hereby withdraw all personnel attached to you.

“This is to meet up with the urgent national need. All inconvenience this might cause is highly regretted,” the agency said.

The NSCDC, which is a voluntary organisation, was converted to a national security outfit by the Olusegun Obasanjo administration.

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