Breaking: Civil Defence Corps Withdraw Personnel Attached to Shina Peller
The Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) has ordered the immediate withdrawal of personnel attached to the lawmaker representing lseyin/ltesiwaju/ Kajola/lwajowa Federal Constituency in Oyo State at the House of Representatives, Shina Peller.
The personnel withdrawal followed Peller’s introduction of a bill proposing the scrapping of the Corps and its merger with the Nigeria Police Force.
The bill was introduced in the House as the National Security And Civil Defence Corps (Repeal and Transition) Bill 2022, which received its first reading on Tuesday.
The bill seeks to repeal the National Security and Civil Defence Corps (Amendment) Act 2007, establish a transition management committee to superintend over the NSCDC, develop regulations and implement procedures for the transfer of assets and personnel of the corps to the Nigeria Police Force, and other related matters.
But in a letter dated February 2, 2022 reference number, NSCDC/OY/173/VOL.III/196, titled, withdrawal of personnel, addressed to the lawmaker 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.