NSCDC Overview


The Civil Defence which was formed in Nigeria on May 16, 1967 was an offshoot of the International Civil Defence Organisation (ICDO). The corps played a crucial role in bringing succour to the Nigerian civilian population during the Nigerian civil war.

Prior to 2003, its activities have been skeletal, unpronounced and without the force of law. Then in 2003, former President Olusegun Obasanjo signed the bill establishing it, and it was passed by the National Assembly into Law. Since then, the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps have been blazing some trails and shinning like a million stars as a result. They have been a veritable tool in the fight against economic sabotage by putting up spirited fights against both water and oil pipeline vandalization. Doggedly determined to flush out vandals from the system, the corps has made over 748 arrests across the nation and have sanitized and regularized the operations of private security companies.

Still on internal security, the NSCDC have shown competence and capability in instilling peace and security of lives and properties in both private and national events. In this regard, accolades have gone to the corps for the devotion, resolve and efficiency its members employ efficiently in monitoring elections and guarding against rigging and electoral violence. Professor Maurice Iwu, the chair of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), acknowledges that NSCDC