NSCDC Denies Another Tenure Extension For Commandant-General

Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps has denied speculation of another extension of the tenure of its Commandant-General, Abdullah Gana.

The NSCDC boss is due for retirement by January, 2021, but is believed to have secured a two-year tenure extension.

His tenure was initially extended for 6 months last year to end this January.

Speaking with the THE WHISTLER on Monday, the Public Relations Officer of the corps, Deputy Commandant, Mr Emmanuel Okeh, described the news as untrue.

“If it is authentic, we will issue it as press statement,” he said.

It could be recalled that the federal government had extended the tenure of Gana by six months in July 2020.

The NSCDC spokesman had confirmed the extention, saying the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbeshola approved the extension for a six-month period and not five years as it had been speculated in some quarters.

He noted that the tenure extension would be effective from July 17, 2020 to January 2021 and not for another five years as speculated in the media.

“It is therefore instructive to point out that the information, as being circulated in some sections of the media is untrue, incorrect and seriously misleading, ” adding that it was a figment of the imagination of the writers in an attempt to cause confusion and disaffection in the system.

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