As part of the ongoing training and retraining programmes in the various colleges of the Corps, the Commandant General of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Ade Abolurin, has made it mandatory for the personnel to be trained in Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
The training is designed to enhance the officers of the Corps’ capacity towards tackling the modern security challenges with modern security solutions.
It is billed to take place at the Civil Defence Academy Sauka, Abuja which is an affiliate of the University of Ibadan and National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN).
Speaking, Abolurin noted that the global village has advanced to the level where the knowledge of ICT is of great assistance in tackling the challenge of intelligence gathering.
He said that the new concept in security has gone beyond the use of arms and ammunition in tackling security challenges.
“Essentially what is required most is intellectualism and the use of modern technology in the area of ICT for effective monitoring and combating of crime and criminality via GPS and other sophisticated technologies that requires ICT knowledge,” he said.
Abolurin reiterated that ICT compliance will go a long way in helping the personnel to discharge their duties efficiently considering the advancement in the activities of vandals of critical infrastructure and illegal bunkerers.